ST AGNES' CATHOLIC CHURCH, HIGHETT
Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
What does the Church Teach?
The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.
“At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Saviour instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet ‘in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.’”
Also known as “First Holy Communion”
To be eligible to receive the Sacrament Holy Communion, your child must have been Baptised and received their Sacrament of Reconciliation first.
First Holy Communion
St Agnes' Primary School prepares children for a special Mass once a year to receive their Holy Communion. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is normally received when a child is in Grade 3 or 4.
If your child does not attend St Agnes' and you would like them to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion, please contact the Parish Office to obtain a Registration Form.