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First Holy Communion Programme – 04-11-2019

Nov 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

First Holy Communion Programme

September 2019 to June 2020

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 Mondays 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.

 Download The First Holy Communion Registration form for children 2019 – 2020   here: 

Our First Holy Communion Programme Dates for Year 2019-2020

Date Time Programme Location
9TH September 2019 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Preliminary session for ALL- We start at 5.30pm in the church with the short Exposition & Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament & Benediction.
At 6pm: we go to the hall to the Introduction Session
St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
16th September 2019 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session II- Session about “PRAYER” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
29th September 2019 SUNDAY 10.15am – Sunday Mass Inaugaration of the new Preparation for the First Communion Introduction the children to the Church’s Congregation St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
30th September 2019 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session III- “ROSARY PRAYER” (NB. On the following Sunday 6th October at 10.15am Mass the special rosary beads are blessed and given to the children) St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
6th October 2019 SUNDAY 10.15am – Sunday Mass Receiving THE FIRST COMMUNION ROSARY BEADS St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
14th October 2019 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session IV- “THE TEN GOD’s COMMANDMENTS” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
28th October 2019 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session V- “Communion of Saints; Prayer for the deceased and the Holy Souls (Purgatory)” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
4th November 2019 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session VI- “THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
18TH November 2019 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session VII -“SACRAMENTS, SACRAMENTALIA & DEVOTIONS” The Miraculous Medals of Our Lady St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
8th December 2019 SUNDAY 10.15am – Sunday Mass Receiving The Miraculous Medals of Our Lady St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
16th December 2019 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session VIII- “SACRAMENT of BAPTISM” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
13th January 2020 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session IX- “SACRAMENT of CONFESSION” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
27th January 2020 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session X- “SACRAMENT of CONFESSION – practical guide” & “FIVE necessary conditions for a good Confession” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
10th February 2020 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session XI – “SACRED HEART DEVOTION – 9 First Fridays of the Month” “Behaving in the confessional”, “ways of confessing sins” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
24th February 2020 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session XII- “INSIDE THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST part 1 – (Measuring children for First Communion robes) St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
9th March 2020 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session XIII- “INSIDE THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST part 2” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
23rd March 2020 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session XIV-“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
27th March 2020 FRIDAY 6.15pm STATIONS OF THE CROSS IN THE CHURCH St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
27th April 2020 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session XV – “The Holy Body & Precious Blood of Christ” St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
11th May 2020 MONDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Session only for parents/carers – Theology of the Body St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
31st May 2020 Sunday after 10:15am Mass Rehearsals of the First Confession & The First Holy Communion Celebration St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
7th June 2020 Sunday after 10:15am Mass Rehearsals of the First Confession & The First Holy Communion Celebration St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
12TH June 2020 FRIDAY 5.30pm to 7.00pm Final Rehearsal Followed by the Holy Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
13TH June 2020 Saturday 11.30am FIRST SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION FOR CHILDREN St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
14TH JUNE 2020 Sunday 11:45am FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
21ST June 2020 SUNDAY 10:15am Mass Receiving the Certificates of the Holy Communion St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
22ND June 2020 MONDAY 5.00pm to 6.30pm Session XVI – Following Jesus Christ & the ways to be involved St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
28TH June 2020 SUNDAY 10:15am Mass Thanksgiving Mass together with the previous year First Communion Children St Swithun’s RC Church Southsea
27TH September 2020 SUNDAY 10:15am Mass Inaugaration of the new Preparation for the First Communion. 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 2019 – 2020

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:

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