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First Holy Communion Programme – 13-12-2018

Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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First Holy Communion September 2018-2019 Programme

for St Swithun’s  & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish

Our Parish’s programme will start in September and there will be a number of sessions on both Thursdays and after the 10:15am Sunday Mass at St Swithun’s.  It is important that you return the form below to our team here at the parish so we can ensure your child is on our programme.

Our First Holy Communion Programme Dates for 2018-2019

Date Time Programme Location
14TH September 2018 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Preliminary session for ALL- We start at 5pm with the Holy Mass followed by Exposition, Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament & Benediction. At 6pm: a session. St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
4th October 2018 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm ROSARY PRAYER” (NB. On the following Sunday 7th October at 10.15am Mass the special rosary beads are blessed and given to the children) St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
7th October 2018 Sunday after 10:15am Mass at 10.15am Mass the special rosary beads are blessed and given to the children) St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
18th October 2018 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session II- Session about “PRAYER” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
8th November 2018 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session III- “Communion of Saints; Prayer for the deceased and the Holy Souls (Purgatory)” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
22nd November 2018 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session IV- “SACRAMENTS, SACRAMENTALIA & DEVOTIONS” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
7th December 2018 FRIDAY 7.00pm to 8.30pm Session V- We start at 7.00pm with the Holy Mass during which the Children are going to receive – blessed this day – The Miracu-lous Medals of Our Lady, followed by Exposition, Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament & Benediction. At 8.00pm – a ses-sion. St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
13th December 2018 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session VI- “THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
10th January 2019 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session VII- “SACRAMENT of BAPTISM” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
31st January 2019 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session VIII- “SACRAMENT of CONFESSION” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
7th February 2019 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session IX- “SACRAMENT of CONFESSION – practical guide” & “FIVE necessary conditions for a good Confession” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
8th March 2019 FRIDAY 7.00pm to 8.30pm LENT RETREAT EVENING – We start at 7.00pm with the Holy Mass followed by Exposition, Adoration of The Blessed Sac-rament & Benediction. At 8.00pm – a session: “fasting & ab-stinence (Eucharistic fast)” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
21st March 2019 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session X- “SACRED HEART DEVOTION – 9 First Fridays of the Month” “Behaving in the confessional”, “ways of confessing sins” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
4th April 2019 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session XI- “INSIDE THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST part 1
(Measuring children for First Communion robes)
St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
2nd May 2019 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session XII- “INSIDE THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST part 2” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
23rd May 2019 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session XIII-“Structure and the meaning of the particular parts of the Holy Mass”
Receiving and getting familiar with the Mass & Prayer Books which children receive during the session)
St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
2nd June 2019 Sunday after 10:15am Mass Rehearsals of the First Confession & The First Holy Communion Celebration St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
6th June 2019 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session XIV – “The Holy Body & Precious Blood of Christ” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
9th June 2019 Sunday after 10:15am Mass Rehearsals of the First Confession & The First Holy Communion Celebration St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
16th June 2019 Sunday after 10:15am Mass Rehearsals of the First Confession & The First Holy Communion Celebration St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
18th June 2019 TUESDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session only for parents/carers – Theology of the Body St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
21st June 2019 FRIDAY 6.00pm – 8.00pm Final Rehearsal Followed by the Holy Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
22ND June 2019 Saturday 11.30am FIRST SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION FOR CHILDREN St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
23RD June 2019 Sunday 12.00 noon or AT 3pm (TBC) FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS – AT 12.00 noon or AT 3.pm (TBC) St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
30TH June 2019 SUNDAY 10:15am Mass Receiving the Certificates of the Holy Communion St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
6th July 2019 THURSDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session XV – Following Jesus Christ & the ways to be involved St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
7TH July 2018 SUNDAY 10:15am Mass Thanksgiving Mass together with the previous year First Communion Children St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
14TH July 2018 SUNDAY 10:15am Mass Thanksgiving Mass and receive a special gift from Fr Marcin St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea

we will be adding Resource Links here as the Programme begins but please check out our Sacraments section on our Website

Read more here about the Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Holy Communion

or you can download this form and return it to the Parish Office

Application Form for the First Communion for Children 2018 – 2019

We will be adding Resource Links here as the Programme begins

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Photographs and video images of children

It is the policy of this parish to allow members of catechetical team and others working with the children in parish programmes to take photographs and videos showing children taking part in the programme activities. The photos and videos will be used in parish publications such as the newsletter and the website, and on noticeboards. Children will not be identified by name without their parents/guardian’s written permission.

We hope that you are happy with this policy.

  • If you DO NOT want your child’s photograph to be taken please write to us confirming this.
    If you DO NOT want your child to be included in any videos please to us confirming this.

If you do not attach a letter to this application form, we will assume that you are happy with this policy.

Finally please enclose the following, when submitting your application:

  • A copy of Baptism certificate (ESSENTIAL if your child was baptised outside this parish);
  • A donation towards the cost of books and course materials; first communion rosaries; Mass book; Medal of the Immaculate Lady; first communion albs/dresses; engraved certificate of the First Communion.

(£50 is suggested – which is almost half of the cost; the second part [£57] is funded by the Parish);

NB. The Application form must be given personally by the parents of a child to Fr Marcin Drabik during an appointment made for this dates and times:

3rd September (Monday) – between 11.00am – 1.00pm & 2.30pm – 7.00pm;
4th September (Tuesday) – between 11.00am – 1.00pm & 3.45pm – 6.00pm;

Please, notice that if the rules and expectations for which you have agreed will be not fulfilled, a child can be asked to start again in the next year of preparation for the Sacraments.
Thank You for your understanding, support and cooperation. Fr Marcin

Venue

St Swithun’s Church
105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom
Phone:
023 9282 8305
Website:
www.stswithuns.org.uk