Update: 2nd September 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
Preparation for young people to receve the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
There have been a few enquiries about children being prepared to receive Holy Communion for the first time.
The most important part of any preparation must be familiarity with the Holy Mass and that will only happen if the children are brought to Holy Mass on a regular basis.
If you have a child who has reached the age of seven and you would like him or her to start receiving Holy Communion when they come to Mass I am going to hold a preparation course starting in October. The instructions will take place over five alternate Sundays and will follow the 9.30am Mass at Sacred Heart. It is necessary for the child, and a parent or appropriate adult, to attend the Mass and the instruction session on all of the Sundays in order to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
The Sunday Masses and Instructions will be on the following Sundays:
October 17th, 31st
November 14th, 28th
If they have attended all five days then they will be invited to made arrangements to receive the Sacraments.
This course will be repeated in the New Year for other children or for anyone who missed a session to make up that session.
If you wish your child to be enrolled on the programme, please speak to me, with the child, after any Mass between now and the 17th October.