First Holy Communion 2017

First Holy Communion 2017 dates

First Confession and First Holy Communion 2017

Family Masses

16th October 2016 29th Sunday in Ord Time Cathedral 10.00am
20th November 2016 Feast of Christ the King Cathedral 10.00am
17th December 2016 4th Sunday of Advent Cathedral 6.00pm(Sat)
15th January 2017 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Cathedral 10.00am
19th February 2017 7th Sunday in Ord Time Cathedral 10.00am
19th March 2017 3rd Sunday of Lent Cathedral 10.00am
16th April 2017 Easter Sunday Cathedral 10.ooam
21st May 2017 6th Sunday of Easter Cathedral 10.00am
18th June 2017 Corpus Christi Mass and Procession 12 Noon

First Confessions 2017

Monday 6th March Rushbrooke Rushbrooke 7.30pm
Tuesday 7th March Rushbrooke Rushbrooke 7.30pm
Wednesday 8th March St. Mary’s Cathedral 7.30pm
Thursday 9th March St. Joseph’s Cathedral 7.30pm
Thursday 9th March Walterstown Ballymore 7.30pm
Tuesday 14th March Gaelscoil Cathedral 7.30pm

First Holy Communion 2017


May 6th St. Mary’s Cathedral 10.00am
May 13th Norwood Cathedral 10.00am
May 13th Walterstown Ballymore 10.00am
May 20th St. Joseph’s Cathedral 10.00am
May 27th Gaelscoil Catherdal 10.00am

Preparation for First Holy Communion

Not only is it an important year in the life of your child, it is also an important year for their class, their teachers, and also for you the parents/guardians. It is also a special time too for the parish community. Your child’s faith journey began the day you brought your child to the Church to be baptised. And what a special day that was for you and the family. Now, that child has grown, they are about to take another step in their faith journey, as they prepare for First Holy Communion. And we all have a part to play.

While the Home is the primary learning place, each parent/guardian will be asked to take on a special role over the next few months, to journey with your child as they prepare to receive the sacraments, as there is only so much that can be taught in school. Our teachers do a wonderful job in preparing the children for their special day, but ‘home is where the heart is’. And the home is the domestic Church, where our children are influenced by what they see and learn.

This programme is a continuous programme, connecting the classroom with the home and the parish. As part of the programme, there is an Information Night, (where we meet the parents), an Enrolment Ceremony for you and your child, and there are Sundays set aside where you and your child will have some participation in the Sunday Mass. It is also hoped that you and your child will attend Mass every Sunday as your child prepares for this special day.