On the day of your child’s Baptism you bring them to the Church and begin their journey of faith. You will stand before the priest and the community of the Church, represented by your family and friends and promise to ‘keep the flame of faith alive in their hearts’ (Rite of Baptism).
The same child you brought to the Church on the day of Baptism is now growing up and part of that is making choices, including in the area of faith. On the day of Confirmation it is time for young people to take on the responsibility for their own faith.
Holy Communion is also known as Eucharist. Indeed the whole Mass is known as Eucharist from a Greek word meaning “thanksgiving”.
Catholics believe that in a mysterious way through Holy Communion we are sharing in the Body and Blood, the life of Christ. In the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), a person admits to any wrongs they have done and is forgiven by God through the Priest. This Sacrament is celebrated in preparation for First Holy Communion.