****    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 child(ren).    **    First Holy Communion Registraton Evenings for 2019/2020 will be on Tuesday 8th October 2019 from 4.00 p.m until 5.30 p.m. (lower basement of the Friary, entrane via the Car Park), Friday 11th October 2019 from 6.00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m. (lower basement of the Friary, entrane via the Car Park), and Sunday 13th October 2019 from 11.00 a.m until 2.00 p.m. (St. Franics School Annexe - entrance via Bird in Bush Road, next to Old Parish Hall),- 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.       ****





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First Holy Communion Programme


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

The Programme.
The First Holy Communion Programme will be divided into three distinctive parts.

The first part will focus on Baptism, Prayer, Basic Skills, Advent and Christmas, this is to cover in greater depth the knowledge and understanding that a child requires to receive the Sacrament. This will be done in blocks of six to seven or more weeks depending on the time span.

The Catholic Church's focus is parental responsibility in the preparation of the child(ren) for the Sacraments. You the parent(s)/guardian(s)/carer(s) are the first teachers, (ccc#2223). We ask you, the parent(s)/guardian(s)/carer(s), to especially help your child(ren) through this period of preparation by attending Mass and receiving the Sacraments frequently, where properly disposed, and working with them on prayer in the home. This type of role model will help and support your child(ren).

The second part of the programme will be focusing on all aspects of Confession (Reconciliation). This is your opportunaty to renew your link with God, to make Confession a part of your life-style, which again will support your child(ren).

The third part of the Programme is the Eucharist, in which the children will be preparing how to receive the Precious Body and Blood of Christ. It is your duty as the Parent(s)/Guardian(s)/Carer(s) to attend weekly Mass every weekend. Again, showing your child(ren) that it's not something to be picked up and put down as the fancy takes you, but a way of life, or to use today's buzz-word 'a lifestyle'.

A couple of books you will need to help your child(ren) throughout the course are:

'A Simple Prayer Book' 'A Catechism of Christian Doctrine'


These are very useful resources because they can answer most of your questions.

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.


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'


'Brother Francis's DvD's'

In addition to the above books and dvd, 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 for 2019/2020:

Tuesday 8th October 2019 from 4.00 p.m. until 5.30 p.m.     
Lower basement of the Friary, entrance via Car Park in Friary Road.

Friday 11th October 2019 from 6.00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m.     
Lower basement of the Friary, entrance via Car Park in Friary Road.

Sunday 13th October 2019 from 11.00 a.m. until 2.00 p.m.     
School Annexe, entrance in Bird in Bush Road, next to Old Parish Hall.

Parent(s)/Guardian(s)/Carer(s) 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.

You can complete the First Holy Communion Programme Registration Form online by clicking the button below.


Parents'/Guardians'/Carers' & Childs'(rens') Meetings will take place on:
Sunday 1st December 2019.
Sunday 22nd December 2019.
Sunday 19th January 2020.
Sunday 23rd February 2020.
Sunday 29th March 2020.
Sunday 26th April 2020.
Sunday 17th May 2020.

The First Holy Communion Induction Mass will take place on
Sunday 12th January 2020 at 10.00 a.m.
All candidates are expected to be present.
All parents must attend with their children and no other person.

The First Holy Communion Retreat Day will take place on
Saturday 14th March 2020 from 10.00 a.m. until 4 p.m.
All candidates must attend.

First Confession for Candidates will take place on
Saturday 21st March 2020 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 16th May 2020 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 23rd May 2020.
All candidates must attend.

The First Holy Communion Mass for the First Group will be on:
Sunday 24th May 2020.
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 6th June 2020.
All candidates must attend.

The First Holy Communion Mass for the Second Group will be on:
Sunday 7th June 2020.
The Children will receive the Holy Eucharist under both kinds at this Mass.
All candidates must attend.

The Corpus Christi Procession of the Blessed Sacrament Processsion lead by the first Holy Communion Children will be on:
Sunday 14th June 2020.
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


First Holy Communion Programme for 2019 to 2020.






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