First Holy Communion 2018



First Holy Communion 2018 dates

First Confession and First Holy Communion 2018

Family Masses
Family Mass Sunday in The  Cathedral   10.00am

21st January       Cathedral        10.00am

18th February    Cathedral        10.00am

18th March         Cathedral        10.ooam

15th April            Cathedral        10.00am

First Confessions 2018

  • Monday 26th February         Rushbrooke             Rushbrooke     7.30pm
  • Tuesday 27th February         Rushbrooke             Rushbrooke     7.30pm
  • Wednesday 28th February   St. Mary’s                Cathedral          7.30pm
  • Thursday 1st  March             St. Joseph’s           Cathedral          7.30pm
  • Tuesday   27th Feburary       Walterstown           Ballymore         7.30pm
  • Tuesday 6th March                 Gaelscoil                Cathedral         7.30pm

First Holy Communion 2018


April 21st St Mary’s NS                                           Cathedral                        10.00am

April 28th    Walterstown                                       Ballymore Church             10.00am

April 28th   Gaelscoil                                              Cathedral                         10.00am

May  19th   Bunscoill Rinn an Chabhlaigh             Cathedral                          10.00am

May 26th   St Joseph’s NS                                     Cathedral                          10.00am

May 26th   Bellevue    NS                                       Cathedral                          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.