First Holy Communion Programme 2021-22
We are intending that our Year 3 pupils will make their First Communion in November 2021.
- Sunday 27th June- Registration forms and baptism forms MUST be returned to church. (If we do not receive this we will presume that you do not wish for your child to take part in the programme this year.)
- Thursday 9th September 6pm- Meeting one for parents (1 parent only)
- Mass attendance- Child and parents to attend 8 masses between 10/11th July and 13/14th November
- Thursday 7th October 6pm- Meeting two for parents- Preparing for Holy Communion (1 parent only)
- Saturday 20th/ 27th November- First Communions celebrated
Attendance at Mass and our booklet
A key element of the programme will be attendance at Sunday Mass. Children who attend mass have a greater understanding of the mass and Communion.
As we are unsure of what restrictions will be in place for the next few months, our expectation of the numbers of masses you will need to attend, in order to support your child with their preparation, will be less than in previous years.
We will expect that you attend at least 8 masses with your child between 10/11th July and 13/14th November. Once you have registered we will hand out a booklet for your child which they will get signed each time they attend mass. Please attend as many masses as possible with your child. It will be better to start earlier than try to fit in 8 masses between September and November so start to go as soon as you can!
Our Masses here are at St Mary's are: 5.30 p.m. on a Saturday and 9.00 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. on a Sunday (from 10/11th July).