First Holy Communion 2017-2018 Programme
for St Swithun’s & Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion for the first time can be one of the most memorable experiences parents share with their children. 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. Below is the full timetable and some information for you.
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.
You can View the Whole Programme for our First Holy Communion Here
Please download the Application Form here and return it to the Parish Office
We will be adding Resource Links here as the Programme begins
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);
Our Programme at a Glance:
|14/09/2017||6.30pm to 8.00pm||Preliminary session only for parents/carers – PRAYER|
|01/10/2017||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||ROSARY PRAYER|
|08/10/2017||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||Children receive special First Communion Rosary beads; Session – about PRAYER|
|15/10/2017||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||FAMILY PRAYER|
|05/11/2017||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||Communion of Saints and Prayer for the deceased and the Holy Souls (Purgatory)|
|16/11/2017||6.30pm to 8.00pm||Preliminary session only for parents/carers – SACRAMENTS|
|19/11/2017||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||WHAT IS A SACRAMENT? Why do we need SACRAMENTS?|
|03/12/2017||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH Miraculous Medal|
|10/12/2017||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||Children receive the Miraculous Medal Session: SACRAMENT of BAPTISM|
|11/01/2018||6.30pm to 8.00pm||Preliminary session only for parents/carers – SACRAMENT of CONFESSION|
|14/01/2018||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||HISTORY of THE SACRAMENT of CONFESSION|
|21/01/2018||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||SACRAMENT of CONFESSION|
|04/02/2018||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||FIVE necessary conditions for a good Confession|
|25/02/2018||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||Children Receive a special Book to help to participate in the Holy Mass and to pray.|
|08/03/2018||6.30pm to 8.00pm||Preliminary session only for parents/carers – SACRAMENT of THE EUCHARIST (Holy Communion)|
|11/03/2018||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||REAL presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist|
|25/03/2018||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||BETTER participation in the Holy Mass Measuring children for First Communion albs and dresses|
|22/04/2018||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||Structure and the meaning of the particular parts of the Holy Mass|
|29/04/2018||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||Following Jesus Christ The ways to be present, involved & enjoy the ministry in your Parish, in your church|
|06/05/2018||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||Rehearsal|
|20/05/2018||Sunday Mass 10.15am Session: 11.45am-13.00am||Rehearsal|
|01/06/2018||Friday 5.00pm – 6.30pm||Final Rehearsal|
|02/06/2018||11:30am at St Swithun’s Church||FIRST SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION FOR CHILDREN –|
|03/06/2018||12:00pm at St Swithun’s Church||FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS –|
|10/06/2018||Sunday Mass 10.15am||Receive the Certificates of the Holy Communion|
|17/06/2018||Sunday Mass 10.15am||Thanksgiving Mass and receive a special gift from Fr Marcin|