First Holy Communion

The 2020 First Holy Communion learning programme is in progress.  The times and dates of all the sessions are available here.

The Sunday sessions will be organised as follows:

The children need to be in the pastoral centre by 9:15am when the preparation session will start.


Parents/guardians should be in the church in time for the 10:00am Mass.


The children will take part in the entrance procession of the Mass and then join their parents/guardians.

The parents meetings will take place in the parish hall.

The First Holy Communion Mass for 2020 will be Saturay 27th June, 11am.


First Holy Communion Programme Suspended

Saturday 4th April, 2020

The First Holy Communion programme is suspended until further notice.


At this time, it is uncertain whether it will be possible to celebrate the First Holy Communion Mass on 27th June.  Similarly, it is uncertain whether the Confirmation Mass planned for Thursday 11th June will be possible. When conditions allow both programmes will be re-planned.

Lent & The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Tuesday 3rd March, 2020

The First Holy Communion programme is now well underway. 


During our last session we talked about the story of the Lost Sheep and how God is always there for us.


The children are now preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesday 18th March at 4pm in the church, and they have received a copy of the sorry prayer to practise at home.  Our next session will focus more deeply on this Sacrament and each child will be given a leaflet to guide them through their Reconciliation.

Please also talk to your child about the Lent Walk with Me calendars which were given to the children.  They provide some lovely ideas for this Lenten season.

Tuesday 28th January, 2020

The second session of the programme will be led by Mandy Baker on 9th February.  Please could all children bring their blue I Belong book and a small item from home which is precious/special to them.  Thank you.


Donations for the cost of the book and other sundries may be given in a sealed envelope to Fr.Gary.

Saturday 25th January, 2020

The first children’s session is this Sunday 26th January at 9:15am in the Pastoral centre, with the children being presented to the parish during the 10:00am Mass. The next session will be on Sunday 9th February. Catholic Children who are in Year 3 or above will be welcome to participate in this programme.

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