First Confession Dates 2020
First Holy Communion Dates 2020
First Holy Communion Preparation Masses
2nd Sunday of Advent (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception)
The Theme: Preparing for Christmas, Mary the Mother of God & 1st Holy Communion
1st Sunday of Lent
The Theme: Forgiveness, Serving God & 1st Holy Communion
5th Sunday of Lent
Preparing for Easter, Faith in God & 1st Holy Communion
Fr. Aidan would like to thank all the Parents/Guardians and Teachers for the great turn out at the meeting that was held on the Parish Church on 4th November last.
It was a very important meeting to discuss the preparation of your children who are to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist in 2020.
Almost every household was represented of those children who will receive their 1st Communion and the commitment of our parents was very encouraging. Fr. Aidan looks forward to meeting the smaller liturgical groups in due course.
As has been the custom for the past several years, the parents/guardians and families of the candidates for 1st Holy Communion arrange 3 themed preparatory Masses in advance of the 1st Holy Communion Ceremony. Each school therefore have been asked to divide the parents/guardians of the Communion children into 3 groups in order to facilitate preparation of the liturgy for the 3 masses.
A separate liturgical preparation meeting will be held with each group to advise on how the liturgy should be formulated in advance of the liturgy that they have been asked to arrange.
Not only is it an important year in the life of your child, it is also an important year for their class, their teachers, and also for you the parents/guardians. It is also a special time too for the parish community. Your child’s faith journey began the day you brought your child to the Church to be baptised. And what a special day that was for you and the family. Now, that child has grown, they are about to take another step in their faith journey, as they prepare for First Holy Communion. And we all have a part to play.
While the Home is the primary learning place, each parent/guardian will be asked to take on a special role over the next few months, to journey with your child as they prepare to receive the sacraments, as there is only so much that can be taught in school. Our teachers do a wonderful job in preparing the children for their special day, but ‘home is where the heart is’. And the home is the domestic Church, where our children are influenced by what they see and learn.
This program is a continuous program, connecting the classroom with the home and the parish. As part of the program, there is an Information Night, (where we meet the parents), an Enrolment Ceremony for you and your child, and there are Sundays set aside where you and your child will have some participation in the Sunday Mass. It is also hoped that you and your child will attend Mass every Sunday as your child prepares for this special day.