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First Holy Communion


 Children normally receive the Holy Eucharist for the first time during school Year 3.They make the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time shortly before their First Communion.

 The Parishes of Holy Trinity and Sacred Heart have a First Communion and Reconciliation programme which involves children, parents, teachers and catechists.

 All children are invited to attend an enrolment Mass at Holy Trinity.

Throughout the year, the children and their parents will attend special liturgies, either at Holy Trinity or Sacred.

 There are three parents' meetings throughout the year which all parents are asked to attend.
Parents of children at St. Mary's school will also have the opportunity to join their children, teachers and catechists for "Shine" days where they will learn and pray together.

In addition families may receive a home visit ion order to  assist them to support their child in their Catholic faith.

Instruction for this Sacrament takes place in two ways:

 a) Children at St. Mary's Primary School  - instruction takes place for children in Year 3 who wish to make their First Communion. Families will be contacted eary in the Autumn term.

For older children at St Mary's (Yrs 4 - 6) who have not yet made their First Communion alternative arrangements will be made. Speak to your child's teacher or contact Father Paul.

 b) Children at other schools.-instruction takes place on Saturday mornings (alternate weeks) from  September until the end of May.

These classes are at Coolock, (part of Convent on Stubbs Gate) and are conducted by the parish catechist.

Children must be baptized Catholics and in School Yr 3 or above.

Please contact either Father Paul (01782 616483), Deacon Neil Adlington (01782 624325) or Barbara Davies e-mail