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First Holy Communion

There are yellow forms at the back of the Church for those children in Year 3 whose parents wish them to prepare for their First Communion next year. Please return the form to the presbytery as soon as possible. Children preparing for first Communion should be coming regularly to Mass every Sunday.

The first of the parents’ evenings will be on Monday 11 January 2010 at 7.30pm in the Church. It is very important for parents to attend this session. General advice regarding the dress code for first Communion will be given at the first meeting. There will also be two further meetings on Monday 22 February at 7.30pm and on Friday 16 April for parents of first Holy Communion children to help you to support your child in their faith.

Classes will be arranged for the children from January to May on Mondays at 5pm and on Thursdays at 4.15pm. If there is a serious reason why any particular time would be impossible, please let us know on the attached form. However, it is important that the first Holy Communion classes are given priority over other activities.

The first Holy Communion Masses will be on Saturday 8 May and Saturday 15 May. Parents may also opt for their children to receive their first Holy Communion at the sung Latin Mass on Saturday 1 May.

Children preparing for first Holy Communion must have already been baptised. It is essential that they are coming to Mass regularly every week. Children will also be prepared for their first Confession which must be made before first Holy Communion.

Please return the form before Christmas. Children will not be admitted to the programme after it has started in January.