Each year the children of 2nd Class in our primary Schools receive First Holy Communion. In addition to their School preparation with the Alive-O Program our parish runs the Parish based 'Do This in Memory Programme'.
This excellent programme was devised in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin and involves the Parish, the parents and the Children. Based around 10 special liturgies the program seeks to engage the children at their own level. Each child accompanied by Parent(s) or Guardians is invited to attend special Sunday Masses during the year. At the first Do This in Memory Mass Parents/Guardians are invited to enroll their children in the programme of preparation which will lead to their children receiving the Sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Communion.
We have a group of volunteer parents who form an ad hoc committee to oversee the smooth running of the program.
Do This in Memory 2015–2016. All Masses Sunday 10.30am
First Penance and First Holy Communion 2016: All parents who intend to present their children for First Penance and First Holy Communion in the year ahead are invited to the first Do This In Memory meeting in the Church on Thursday 15th October at 7.30pm. Enrolment by parents of Children for these Sacraments will be on Sunday 18h October at 10.30am Mass. In accord with Diocesan policy, only children who are presented and enrolled by their Parents or Guardians and who follow both the school and parish preparations can be admitted to the Sacraments. It is vitally important that your child is represented at the meeting and enrolled at the Sunday Mass. Each child in 2nd class in our Primary Schools has received a letter to bring home alerting Parents to the upcoming meeting and Enrolment Mass. Please present a copy of your child’s Baptism Cert to the Teacher or to the Parish before enrolment. Only children who have been baptised in the Catholic church can be admitted to the other Sacraments. See you on 15th Oct.
'DO THIS IN MEMORY' 2015–2016
All 'Do This In Memory' Masses on Sundays at 10.30am Family Mass.
THURSDAY 15TH OCTOBER 7.30PM MEETING FOR ALL PARENTS/GUARDIANS IN THE CHURCH.
Sunday, 18 October 2015 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Enrolment of All Children by their Parents / Guardians
Sunday, 22 November 2015 Feast of Christ King
Sunday, 13 December 2015 3rd Sunday of Advent
Sunday, 24 January 2016 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, 21 February 2016 2nd Sunday in Lent
FIRST PENANCE/CONFESSION THURSDAY 10TH MARCH 7.30PM IN THE CHURCH.
Sunday, 20 March 2016 Palm Sunday
Sunday, 10 April 2016 3rd Sunday of Easter
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION SATURDAY 14TH MAY 2016 11AM.
Sunday, 29 May 2016 Feast of Corpus Christi