First Holy Communion & Confirmation

Right age for receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion is between 10 and 15, and 15 and above would be the right age for receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. The Holy Eucharist is the most important of the seven sacraments because, in this and in no other sacrament, we receive the very body and blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. Innumerable, precious graces come to us through the reception of Holy Communion. Communion is an intimate encounter with Christ, in which we sacramentally receive Christ into our bodies, that we may be more completely assimilated into his. "The Eucharist builds the Church," as Pope John Paul II said (Redemptor Hominis 20).

 It deepens unity with the Church, more fully assimilating us into Christ (1 Cor. 12:13 CCC 1396).  The Eucharist also strengthens the individual because in it Jesus himself, the Word made flesh, forgives our venial sins and gives us the strength to resist mortal sin. It is also the very channel of eternal life: Jesus himself. 

This year there will be special preparation classes for the children preparing for the reception of the First Holy Communion and confirmation in the month of May, 2016. The parents are advised to celebrate the First Holy Communion of their children as per their convenience before December 2016 and use the days of inauguration of the New Cathedral for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. Kindly make use of the preparation classes that will be conducted during annual holidays and allow worthy reception of the sacraments.