Eucharist – First Communion
Ceremonies for 2012
Our Lady’s Group: Sat May 5th, at 11.00 am
Castleknock Educate Together National School: Sat May 19th, at 11.00am
Mount Sackville, Scoil Mhuire: Sat May 19th
St. Brigids National School: Sat May 12th, at 10.00 am and at 12.00 noon (2 Classes)
St. Brigids National School: Sat May 26th, at 10.00am and 12.00noon (2 Classes)
The programme of preparation for First Holy Communion involves the home, school and parish. It is this three-fold partnership that will enable children to learn, deepen and enrich their faith and grow in a love for the body and blood of Christ.
The home is the most important element of this partnership as parents are the first and best teachers of their children. The school and parish will support and celebrate what is being taught and lived in the home.
Preparing to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion is a very special time for children as they celebrate the second stage of their initiation into the Catholic Church.
Preparation for First Holy Communion
All children will complete the “Do this in Memory” programme prior to receiving their First Holy Communion. The programme is designed to facilitate the active involvement of parents, guardians and the wider parish community in the preparation for First Communion. From September to June, the Sunday Family Mass, once a month is dedicated as the ‘Do this in Memory’ programme’. The Parents and families of those preparing for First Holy Communion are invited to participate in this Mass.
“Do This in Memory” Programme Dates 2011 -2012
Sunday Oct 16th – Ordinary Sunday
Sunday Nov 20th – Feast of Christ the King
Sunday Dec 18th – 4th Sunday of Advent
Sunday Jan 15th – Ordinary Sunday
Sunday Feb 12th – Ordinary Sunday
Sunday Mar 11th – 3rd Sunday of Lent
Sunday Apr 1st – Palm Sunday
Sunday Apr 22nd – 3rd Sunday Easter
Sunday June 10th – Feast of Corpus Christi