First Holy Communion 2019

First Holy Communion 2019 dates

We are happy to inform you that the dates for First Confession and for First Holy Communion 2019 have now been finalised.  They are as follows:


Family Masses
Family Mass will be held on the Third Sunday of every month in The  Cathedral at 10.00am.


First Confessions 2019

  • Monday March 11th Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh Norwood Church 7.30 pm
  • Tuesday March 12th Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh Norwood Church 7.30 pm
  • Wednesday March 13th St Mary’s NS Cathedral 7.30 pm
  • Wednesday March 13th Walterstown NS Ballymore Church 7.30 pm
  • Thursday March 14th St Joseph’s NS Cathedral 7.30 pm
  • Thursday March 21st An Gaelscoil Cathedral 7.30 pm

First Holy Communion 2019

Saturday May 4th                                  An Gaelscoil                                Cathedral 10 am

Saturday May 18th                   Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh                Cathedral 10 am

Saturday May 25th                               Walterstown NS              Ballymore Church 10am

Saturday May 25th                                St Mary’s NS                              Cathedral 10 am

Saturday June 8th                                 St Joseph’s NS                          Cathedral 10 am


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.