****    The First Holy Communion Children should collect and wear their Gold Sash and hand in their name tag when attending Sunday Mass. Parents should be attending Sunday Mass with their children.    --> **    First Holy Communion Registraton Evenings will be on Wedneday 12th Septembr 2018 from 4.30 p.until 6.30 p.m., Friday 14th September 2018 from 6.00 p.m. until 9.00 p.m., and Wednesday 19th September 2018 rom 4.30 p.m until 6.00 p.m. - Parents and Candidates should provide proof of catholicity (i.e. Baptism, First Holy Communion and/or Catholic Marriage Certificate) and £25.00 administration fees when they enrol.    **    First Holy Communion Workshop for Parents - Wednesday 13th March 2019.    **    First Holy Communion Retreat Day - Saturday 16th March from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.    **    First Holy Communion First Confession for Candidates - Saturday 23rd March 2019 at 9.00 a.m.    **    First Holy Communion Second Confession for Candidates - Saturday 1st June 2019 at 9.00 a.m.    **    First Holy Communion First Rehearsals (First Group) - Saturday 8th June 2019.    **    First Holy Communion Mass (First Group) - Sunday 9th June 2019.    **    First Holy Communion First Rehearsals (Second Group) - Saturday 15th June 2019.    **    First Holy Communion Mass (Second Group) - Sunday 16th June 2019.    ** First Holy Communion Corpus Christi Procession - Sunday 3rd June 2019 at 2.30 p.m.    ****




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First Holy Communion Programme


Any child in years 3 to 6 of Primary School is eligible to enrol in the parish of Our Lady of Sorrows' First Holy Communion Programme.

At least one of the parents must be a baptised Catholic attending Sunday Mass regularly at this church. Children are expected to attend Mass each Sunday during the programme.

Registration begins about the end of November with Parental Workshops, then the children's course starts in January with an Induction Mass where the children are presented to the parish to ask for their prayers and support. It is also a way for the parents to affirm their own commitment to their faith through supporting their children.

As CIC 931/914 states, it is the parents responsibility to prepare their children for First Holy Communion.

The first part of the programmes focus is Reconciliation and the preparation that goes for it. This is done through the themes of; Belonging, Listening, Caring and Peacemaking. These are all topics that feed into the prepartion for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), which takes place at the beginning of Lent.

The second part until May, focuses more directly on the Eucharist (Precious Body and Blood of Christ): Gifts of Bread and Wine, Celebrating, Giving Thanks for Creation and New Life (Eastertime), Sharing and Receiving, Going Forth to make a better World.

The classes take place on two sessions on Sundays:

12.00 p.m. to 1.00 p.m.      and      1.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

Sessions last for one hour and cover Confession.

Resources used are visual to support children and parents.

They come from: There is a similar book for Eucharist:
'Makings Things Right' 'Called to His Supper'

In addition to the above books, we highly recommend that each family home should have a latest edition of The Holy Bible (The Jerusalem Bible) as well as a copy of The Catechism of the Catholic Church.

First Holy Communion Registration Evenings:

Wednesday 12th September 2018 - 4.30 until 6.30 p.m.     or

Friday 14th September 2018 - 6.00 p.m. until 9.00 p.m.      or

Wednesday 19th September 2018 - 4.30 p.m. until 6.00 p.m.

Parents and Candidates should provide proof of catholicity (i.e. Baptism, First Holy Communion and/or Catholic Marriage Certificate) and £25.00 administration fees when they enrol.


The next Parent's Meeting will take place on:
Sunday 10th March 2019.


The First Holy Communion Induction Mass will take place on
Sunday 13th January 2019 at 10.00 a.m.
All candidates are expected to be present.
All parents must attend with their children and no other person.


First Holy Communion Workshop for the Parents
in St. Francis Catholic Primary School.
Wednesday 13th March 2019 from ???? until ????
All Parents must attend.


The First Holy Communion Retreat Day will take place on
Saturday 16th March 2019 from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.
All candidates must attend.


First Confession for Candidates will take place on
Saturday 23rd March 2019 at 9.00 a.m.
They will begin at 9.00 a.m. and will continue after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.
All candidates are expected to be present.


Second Confession for Candidates will take place on
Saturday 1st June 2019 at 9.00 a.m.
They will begin at 9.00 a.m. and will continue after the 10.30 a.m. Mass.
All candidates are expected to be present.


The First Holy Communion Rehearsals for the First Group will take place on
Saturday 8th June 2019.
All candidates must attend.


The First Holy Communion Mass for the First Group will be on:
Sunday 9th June 2019.
The Children will receive the Holy Eucharist under both kinds at this Mass.
All candidates must attend.


The First Holy Communion Rehearsals for the Second Group will take place on
Saturday 15th June 2019.
All candidates must attend.


The First Holy Communion Mass for the Second Group will be on:
Sunday 16th June 2019.
The Children will receive the Holy Eucharist under both kinds at this Mass.
All candidates must attend.


The First Holy Communion and Blessed Sacrament Processsion will be on:
Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 2.30 p.m.
The Children will lead the procession dressed in their First Holy Communion Regalia.
All candidates must attend.


Please come along and support the children in these important events in their faith lives. Thank you.

For enquiries or information you can email us at:
fhcolosparish3456@gmail.com




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