First Holy Communion Programme
The First Holy Communion programme in our parish is led by parents, as they are the first teachers of their children, with the guidance of Fr Jonathan and the support of a course leader.
We gather parents and children for monthly sessions on Saturday afternoons and on these weekends there is a special welcome at each parish Mass for children preparing for the sacraments, and their families.
We start our programme in September by gathering for an enrolment Mass at which we make special promises and commit to following the course. After preparation we celebrate First Reconciliation around Easter time and the First Holy Communion Masses in May.
We use the ‘Growing Up Catholic’ course to learn about and prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of the Eucharist. This series of colourful booklets includes activities for children and helpful notes for parents.
We would be delighted to welcome you to the programme and help you prepare your child for such an important step in life. Registration for the new course starts in the summer when your child is in school year 3, and information is sent out via the parish newsletter. Meanwhile, if you have any queries, please email Anne, the course leader: firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to Fr Jonathan.
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