Becoming a member
of the Church
First Holy Communion


Adult Initiation (RCIA)

Becoming a part of
our parish

Holy Communion

The sacrament of the Eucharist has been instituted by Christ, to be celebrated in memory of him. Through the Eucharist the Church re-presents his once and for all Sacrifice to the Father, and from the Eucharist the Church receives spiritual food and drink, Christ’s Body and Blood, that she might live strong in faith.

Those children baptised after the age of 6 or 7 and those baptised as Adults will generally receive Holy Communion for the first time during the Mass at which they are baptised and confirmed.

Those baptised as infants will normally receive their first Holy Communion when they are aged 7 or more, and after a time of special preparation. Eucharist is the third and final sacrament of initiation into the sacramental life of Church. However in recent years it is commonly celebrated before Confirmation in the case of those baptised as infants.

The 2011-12 programme is now underway.
Applications for the 2012-13 programme can be made from July 2012.

The following documents can be downloaded from this website

Extracts from the Holy Week scrapbooks
produced by children on the 2010-11 programme

The parish is part of the Diocese of Westminster
Church of Our Lady, 54 Lodge Road, London. NW8 8LA Tel. 020 7286 3214