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First Communion course for 2019

The course for children who wish to prepare for the Sacraments of First Confession and First Communion in 2018 has already started and it is too late for children to join now.

If your child is aged 9 and over, they should join the RCIA Youth.

First Confessions


Registration forms are available at the back of both Churches (these are blue and are in leaflet holders), for who have a child currently in School Year 2 or 3 and would like them to make their First Confession and First Communion next year.

(Note: if your child is in School Year 4 or above, they should join the RCIA Youth course which will start in September 2018).

You need to register your child by 31st March for them to join this course. Please make sure you hand in a photocopy (not the original) or your child's baptism certificate with their application form.

The course runs on the following dates and it is necessary to attend all sessions for your child to receive the Sacraments next year.

Induction Session: Saturday, 21st April from 10am to 12.30pm at the parish Hall in Stony Stratford.

Children's Session 1: Saturday, 19th May 2018, from 10am to 1.15pm at the Parish Hall in Stony Stratford.

Children's Session 2: Saturday, 10th November 2018, from 10am to 1.15pm at the Parish Hall in Stony Stratford.

Children's Session 3: Saturday, 2nd February 2019, from 10am to 1.15pm at the Parish Hall in Stony Stratford.

Please note that the sessions need the whole of this time - and will start when all children have arrived. If someone arrives late, then the session will finish late, so please do be sure to arrive on time (if possible 15 minutes early so the children are settled and ready to start!)

First Confessions


Saturday, 6th April, 2019, from 10.30am to 12.30pm at St Francis de Sales
Please note that this is a service, which lasts 2 hours - and it is necessary for the children to arrive on time, as the service will begin when all the children have arrived. Parents are asked to remain with the children, as each child can leave when they have completed their penance.

First Communion Rehearsal


Friday, 14th June 2018 at 7.30pm at St Mary Magdalene Church.

First Communion Mass


Sunday, 16th June 2018 at 2.30pm at St Mary Magdalene Church.

For other information, please purchase one of the leaflets at the back of the Church, in the series: "Catechesis in the Home", in the leaflet entitled "First Holy Communion". Leaflets currently contain the dates of the 2018 course, but will be updated soon - other information in the leaflets remains unchanged.