First Holy Communion; The great gift that Our Lord left us was the Eucharist by which he makes himself present through the bread and the wine which become for us his body and blood. This is the ‘source and summit of our lives’. The First Holy Communion Programme is for children who have reached  the age of seven and prepares them, in conjunction with their parents, for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Enrollment in the course takes place in the Autumn and the course itself begins in January and culminates in the children receiving their first holy communion in June.

Confirmation is for young people who have reached the age of 14 years and is the sacrament closely associated with the descent of the Holy Spirit. Confirmation marks the beginning of that growing into a maturity of faith which strengthens our existing faith, is expressed in our particular contribution to the life of the Church and characterises our life’s journey.

R.C.I.A. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which adults from other Christian denomination, those from other faiths or those of no formal religious allegiance are prepared to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church. The course begins in late Autumn and culminates with baptism and/or confirmation and communion at the Easter Vigil. More information from Father David, the Parish Priest.