First Eucharist 

Once a child has received both the Sacraments of Baptism and Penance (Reconciliation) they are eligible to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion (Eucharist). Generally, students who are in Year 3 or above, are invited to participate in this Sacrament. At St Augustine’s and St Joseph’s Parishes, this sacrament is offered during Term 3 of the school year (with registration completed during the previous term). Every candidate is required to participate in a 4-5 week preparation program, prior to the Sacramental day.

There is a fee of $60 which is required to cover the costs of preparation materials. You are asked to pay this at the time you register your child.   It can be paid by credit card via the link to the left of this page (Make your Payment or Donation), or by delivering the money, in an envelope, to the parish Secretary (marked with your child’s name). If you have difficulty in paying this fee please arrange an appointment to see Fr Richard by contacting the Parish Office on (02) 9810 1157

Please see below the important dates for the preparation and the celebration of the sacrament.


7:00 pm


21 July


Parents Reflection & Information evening: St Augustine’s.

Parents of candidates wishing to make their First Eucharist (First Holy Communion) at St Augustine’s and St Joseph’s Parishes this year, are required to be at this meeting.

Further registration and commitment forms will be distributed.

Those attending this event will have the first option of dates available for the program and ceremonies.

NB: Attendance is expected. If you are unable to attend on this date, please phone the office to arrange for your family to meet with Fr Richard individually. 9810 1157



25 July



9 August

Commitment Mass: Families are asked to attend one of several Masses where they will hand in their Commitment card.

By doing this, Candidates and their Parents will express their commitment to the program.

Dates of Commitment Masses:  Saturday, 25 July to Sunday, 9 August

Registration will only be completed after attending the Information Meeting and one of the Commitment Mass.

NB: Nomination for preparation sessions and ceremonies will not be accepted until registration is complete.

Attendance is expected.




Preparation Sessions:

Candidates and their parent/s will need to attend 4 preparation sessions over 4 weeks.

There will be options for session attendance each week.

Attendance is expected.

SPIRITUALITY DAY – “A Day in the Eucharist”


8 September  


‘A Day in the Eucharist’ – Spirituality Day: Tuesday, 8 September

St Joseph’s Church

Victoria Rd & Gordon St Rozelle

Candidates are required to attend this day.



12/13 September 


First Eucharist Masses: parents have the option of their child receiving the Sacrament at one of the various Parish Masses over the weekend of 12/13 September.

Masses are at both St Augustine’s Balmain and St Joseph’s Rozelle


Click here to register your child for 1st Eucharist

For questions regarding First Eucharist please contact the Parish Office on 9810 1157

or email the office at