Sacramental Programme

Update 17th November 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

There was a tremendous response to the preparation course which started in October. We had to limit numbers and ask people to wait for the next run of the course after Christmas.
You are now welcome to register a place on this next course by seeing me, with your child, after you have been to one of our Sunday or Vigil Masses.

Preparation for young people to receve the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.

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 January 2022. 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 (9.30am) followed by the instructions will be on the following Sundays:
Session 1     9th January 2022
Session 2    23rd January 2022
Session 3    13th February 2022
Session 4    27th February 2022
Session 5    13th March 2022

If they have attended all five days then they will be invited to made arrangements to receive the Sacraments.
This course will be repeated once more, after Easter, 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 Sunday or Vigil Mass between now and the 2nd January.
God bless,

Fr. Peter