First Holy Communion

“ … what makes one’s first Communion a truly blessed event is not the adjective but the substantive: not the ‘first’ but the ‘communion.’ Because of whom we receive, the second, third, next, and last Communion should always be as special.” ~ Fr Roger Landry

Children's Sessions

There will be six children's sessions, held at St Joseph's Church and the Parish Centre. These are compulsory.

Book Donations

We ask for a suggested donation to £20 to cover the costs of your child’s FHC book and parent’s guide (which are yours to keep), as well as the provision of other resources throughout the programme.

Parents' Sessions

There will be four parents' sessions at St Joseph's Church. At least one parent per child should attend. Children may come but not required.

For queries and support

If there's anything we can do to help you or your child with the programme, do not hesitate to email either Marie (our lead catechist) at bsfhc@rcdow.org.uk or Fr Antonio at antoniopineda@rcdow.org.uk

Welcome to the First Holy Communion Programme 2022. We will use the book I Belong, published by the Redemptorists. This portal offers additional resources to help your child get the best out of the book. It offers summaries of the chapters, as well as questions to prompt further thinking, activities and videos to watch.

Resources for the I Belong Book

The following pages are intended to be used as additional resources for greater understanding of the book, I Belong. For each chapter, we offer summaries and activities, as well as videos and Q&As.

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Chapter 1

``In the Beginning``

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Chapter 2

``Lord, Have Mercy``

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Chapter 3

``Celebrating Our Rescue``

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Chapter 4

``God Helps Me Get it Right``

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Chapter 5

``Glory To God In The Highest``

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Chapter 6

``The Word of the Lord``

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Chapter 7

``Bread to Offer``

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Chapter 8

``Fruit of the Vine``

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Chapter 9

``Do this in memory of me``

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Chapter 10

``Body of Christ``

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Chapter 11

``To Love and to Serve``

Dates for your Diary

  • Parents' Session 1

    4 December 2021 at 2:00 pm
    St Joseph’s Church

  • Parents' Session 2

    23 February 2022 at 7:30 pm
    Church or Parish Hall

  • Parents' Session 3

    30 March 2022 at 7:30 pm
    Church or Parish Hall

  • Parents' Session 4

    8 June 2022 at 7:30 pm
    St Joseph’s Church or Parish Hall

  • First Reconciliation

    11 June 2022 (Time TBC)
    St Joseph’s Church

  • FHC Mass (Group 1)

    25 June 2022 at 10:00 am
    St Joseph’s Church

  • FHC Mass (Group 2)

    25 June 2022 at 12:30 pm
    St Joseph’s Church

  • FHC Mass (Group 3)

    2 July 2022 at 10:00 am
    St Joseph’s Church

  • FHC Mass (Group 4)

    2 July 2022 at 12:30 pm
    St Joseph’s Church

Schedule

Held at St Joseph’s Church at 10:00 am.

  • Session One:
    15 January 2022
  • Session Two:
    5 February 2022
  • Session Three:
    26 February 2022
  • Session Four:
    19 March 2022
  • Session Five:
    23 April 2022
  • Session Six:
    7 May 2022

Parents' Guide Sheets

The guide sheets are available in PDF.

Online Quizzes

The online quizzes are compulsory.

Children's Sheets

Fun activity sheets for children.

Features of St Joseph Church

This gallery features images from St Joseph. Complementing themes from the FHC programme, it will grow as the course progresses.