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First Holy Eucharist 2024

Registration for the preparations of this year’s First Holy Eucharist is now open for all Parish children who have previously received the Sacrament of Reconciliation within the Catholic Church. Candidates must be in Year 4 or above.

In order to enrol your child for the Sacrament, your attendance to the followings commitment is required.

What is the Sacrament of Eucharist?

The Eucharist is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation, along with Baptism and Confirmation.  We celebrate the Eucharist whenever we attend Mass, and often people refer to receiving the Eucharist as receiving communion.  The word ‘Eucharist’ means thanksgiving, while the word ‘Communion’ means common union – both are very relevant in our understanding of this sacrament.  When we celebrate Eucharist we come together in common union as one body to offer our thanks to God for all that he has done for us. The Eucharist is more than simply a symbol reminding us of the Last Supper. In the sacrament, the very substance or essence of the bread and wine is changed completely. The Eucharist is the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. This is why we say that the Eucharist is Christ himself, and as such is the is the very source and summit of our lives as Catholics.

Rite of Enrolment Mass
Your child’s preparation for the Sacrament begins with the Rite of Enrolment Mass. Please attend one of the following Masses.

Saturday 4th May
6.00pm  St Christopher’s Church, Anglesea
Sunday 5th May  
8.45am   St Therese Church, Torquay
Sunday 5th May   
10.30am Nazareth Church, Grovedale

Formation Evening
The Formation session is designed to bring parents and child together to explore the meaning of the Eucharist as the ‘source and summit’ of our Christian life. It is imperative that parents and candidate only attend one of the following evenings:

Date: Wednesday 15th May
Time: 5.45pm for 6.00pm start
Venue: Nazareth Church, Grovedale.


Date: Thursday 16th May
Time: 5.45pm for 6.00pm start
Venue: St Therese Church, Torquay.


Celebrating the Sacrament
This year, First Holy Eucharist spreads over four weekends. You are required to register a preferred Mass time directly with the Parish by submitting the form below.  You may choose any of the Masses. However as each school has nominated a particular Mass where most of its students will attend, you may like to check with your school before booking. 

Sunday 26th May
8.45am – St Therese Church, Torquay
10.30am – Nazareth Church, Grovedale

Sunday 2nd June
8.45am – St Therese Church, Torquay
10.30am – Nazareth Church, Grovedale

Sunday 16th June         
8.45am – St Therese Church, Torquay
10.30am – Nazareth Church, Grovedale

Sunday 23rd June         
8.45am – St Therese Church, Torquay
10.30am – Nazareth Church, Grovedale


A $50 levy for each candidate is required to cover the administration costs associated with the Sacrament, and is paid directly to the Parish.

Account name: Nazareth Parish
BSB: 083 347
Acc no.: 65387 6245
Ref: EUCH {Child’s surname and school}

Payment can also be made through EFTPOS or Credit Card at the door on the Formation Evening.

For further information, or any family experiencing financial difficulties, please contact the Parish Office ph. 9412 8444.

The Parish looks forward to celebrating this significant milestone with your children.

Registration Form

Student Details
Baptism Details
Reconciliation Details
First Holy Eucharist Mass time
Details of Parents or guardians