First Holy Commmunion at St Catherine's
We live, learn and grow in God's Love
Mr Woolman and Mrs Kurila are extremely proud of the children. “They received one of the highest
compliments from Bishop David on the day saying the children were very 'reverent' when receiving the Body of Christ."
Mr Woolman said "I would like to give a heart felt congratulations to all of the children who took their next step in their Catholic faith with their First Holy Communion. All of you have made me and Mrs Kurila very proud as well as the school. Thanks to Mrs Kurila for her invaluable support with the preparation of this Sacrament along with Mr Minchin and Mrs Tims for their support too. Exciting times lie ahead!"
Jeremi "After my First Holy Communion, I felt that God was always with me and when I received the candle as a gift, I have got the feeling that I am always safe with God."
Vanessa "I was feeling overwhelmed during the Sacrament, even when reading but when I received the Body of Christ, I was relieved like I just saw the Kingdom of God."
Maximilian "I felt very brave and I wasn't too scared and after I received Communion, I felt that Jesus had cleaned my soul forever."
Daniella "I was feeling very nervous at first but once I received the Body of Christ, I really felt the Holy Spirit and it reminded me of the Last Supper when Jesus broke bread with his disciples."
Theo "I was feeling a bit shy at first but after I received my Holy Communion, I felt brave and that Jesus was with me."
Isabelle "After receiving my first Holy Communion, I felt like I was a new person and that I was in God's hands forever."
Preston "Before the ceremony started, I felt very excited and when I received the Body of Christ, I felt that Jesus was with me and this made me very happy."
Marie-Rose "Receiving Communion made me feel excited and nervous at the same time. I was excited because it made me feel relaxed knowing that Jesus was with me."
Chayse "After receiving the Body of Christ, I felt more faithful and holy."
Hyabel "Before I received the Body of Christ, I felt anxious but after I received it, I felt Jesus was in me so I should not be frightened, and that Jesus will be with me from now on."
Kyron "I feel really proud that I had a chance to read at a very special event and after receiving Communion, I felt closer to God."
Zemma "When I saw Bishop David there, I was very happy and surprised especially because I haven't seen a Bishop in person before. When I received Communion, I felt like I was closer to God and that He would always protect me."
Matthew "Before I received Holy Communion, I was very nervous but when I received it, I felt very holy and it's quite hard to explain how I felt but I enjoyed it."
Year 4 celebrated a wonderful day last Saturday as they celebrated their First Holy Communion. Here are some of the emotions and feelings that Mosiah, Abigail, Megan, Daniel, Maryamawit and Henry felt during their special day.
“I felt like a true Catholic when I received communion because I received Jesus in my body and heart. This helps me to live, learn and grow in God’s love for the next step in my faith.”
“When I received Holy Communion, I felt that I had the touch of Jesus inside you. It made me feel like He said He would protect me.”
“I felt proud of myself when I received the body of Christ because having Holy Communion brings me closer to Jesus and helps me live, learn and grow in God’s love a lot!”
“When I received the host, I felt great because it helped me to live, learn and grow in God’s love. It has helped me become a renewed person who is closer to Jesus.”
“I felt really excited to receive Holy Communion because I was taking another step closer to Jesus.”
“Having the body of Christ made me feel proud of myself and proud to be Catholic. It has made me feel closer to Jesus.”