First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Programme

2016-17 Programme

Children in Y3 and above who wish to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Communion in the coming year need to register with the Parish.

The registration forms are now available at the back of the churches of the Assumption and at St John of Rochester.

The parish has adopted the programme “Growing-up Catholic”, where parents and children meet on a weekly basis. With the help of material handed out by the catechists, the parents are passing down their faith to their children.

More information can be found on the programme, or by contacting

The programme
It starts with a parents meeting on Tuesday 8th November 2016 ay 7.30pm in the Jurgens Centre.

We then have 12 sessions with the child and one or both their parents, at the Jurgens Centre on either:

  • Saturdays (10:30am-11:30am) or
  • Sundays (9:40am-10:45am)

The first session is on the week-end of the 19th and 20th of November 2016

Lesson 1: 19th/20th Nov

Lesson 2: 26th/27th Nov

Lesson 3: 3rd/4th Dec

Lesson 4: 10th/11th Dec

then a break for Christmas

Lesson 5: 7th/8th Jan

Lesson 6: 14th/15th Jan

Reconciliation on Saturday 21st January 2017 at 10.30am at St John’s

Then a break until after February half term

Holy Communion sessions start on:

Lesson 1: 25th/26th Feb

Lesson 2: 4th/5th Mar

Lesson3: 11th/12th Mar

Lesson 4: 18th/19th Mar

Lesson 5: 25th/26th Mar

then a break for Easter

Lesson 6: 22nd/23rd April

First Holy Communion Masses will take place on the weekend of 6th/7th May 2017


2 responses to “First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Programme

  1. I still there a programme starting for 2017 – 2018

    • Hi Amanda,
      I would expect so but since the programme typically starts in the Autumn, I don’t know if dates have been decided yet. Let me check with one of the catechists and come back to you.

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