First Holy Communion Classes

“Tell me, can anyone receive Jesus into his heart and not die?”
— Bl. Imelda Lambertini
First Holy Communion

Children who are at least 7 years of age are welcome to attend a series of weekly Catechism classes in preparation for their first Confession and Holy Communion. These classes begin in February and are held each Sunday for 10 consecutive weeks. Delivered by experienced catechists and overseen by the parish priests, these classes aim to teach children about the Faith in an age-appropriate and engaging manner. It is also expected that the parents play an active role in their children’s Catechesis by completing set tasks at home.

After their First Holy Communion, children are invited to attend the Post-Holy Communion classes which are held on the first Sunday of every month until the end of the year. These classes present a chance for children to extend their knowledge of the Faith and also build relationships with other children.

If you are interested in registering your children for these classes, please contact Fr McCaffrey. Please note that classes are limited to children of Holy Name parishioners.

More Information


First Holy Communion classes: Every Sunday for 10 consecutive weeks, beginning in February (please see our Bulletin to confirm which Sunday).
Post-Holy Communion classes: On the first Sunday of every month until the end of the year. These classes begin once First Holy Communion classes are finished.
TIME: Both classes are held from 11am-12noon on their respective Sundays.
WHERE: Holy Name Meeting Room.
AGES: 7+yo.
COST: Parents are expected to purchase a copy of the Teaching Manual. A donation of $50 is also appreciated in order to cover the cost of materials.

How to Register

In order to register for classes, parents must contact Fr McCaffrey and provide their child’s baptismal certificate. Parents must be parishioners of Holy Name. Please contact Fr McCaffrey if you are interested in registering your child or if you have any questions.

For Enquiries
Fr Michael McCaffrey FSSP

Fr Michael McCaffrey FSSP

Contact Fr McCaffrey here.

Mary Hookway

Mary Hookway

Contact Person
E. marybhookway[at]