The Eucharist is for all baptised Catholics. If you are in any doubt if you are allowed to receive communion, then talk to one of our Priests prior to the Mass.
It has been difficult to plan the First Holy Communion programme for 2021 as we are not allowed to have the usual teaching sessions with the children due to the Covid restrictions.
We would still like to run the programme if there are parents who would like their child to make their First Reconciliation and Holy Communion this year. With this in mind, we have come up with a timetable which would begin in March 2021 with a view to the children making their First Holy Communion on the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday 5th June 2021.
Parents would have to prepare the children using the ‘I Belong’ book by Redemptorist Publications and is available from St Thomas Bookshop. I Belong is a very child-friendly resource, with lively, colourful material which is based on the framework of our celebration of the Eucharist (Mass). There would, of course, be support from Fr. John and Annie Keane (Catechist). The support will involve six sessions over Zoom (video conferencing). The sessions are designed to aid you in teaching your children, provide a space for you to give feedback on your progress and to ask any questions about the programme.
If you would like your child to take part this year, please email the parish office (email@example.com) for a registration form and return it by the 18th February 2021. Children must be Year 3 or above. Alternatively, you can download the registration form below for the 2021 First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion Programme.