Children are prepared for these Sacraments in one of two groups.
Children who attend St Paul’s School and whose families worship at St Paul’s Church attend classes after school (catechist sue Allen).
They are prepared for their Reconciliation (First Confession) during November and receive the Sacrament at the beginning of Advent. They are prepared for their First Holy Communion between February and May and receive the Sacrament
during June. Application forms should be submitted during September.
A preliminary meeting of parents will take place in the church in early October.
During 2017 and 2018 the programme will run as follows : The preparation will take place in the Year 3 classroom between 3:15PM and 4:15PM on Mondays, starting on Monday 30th October 2017 The Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place in the Church on Friday 1st December 2017 at either 6:00PM or 7:00PM.
The Enrolment Mass takes place in the church at 3:00PM on Sunday 28th January 2018. The classes will recommence on Monday 19th February with the First Holy Communion taking place in the church on either 10th, 17th or the 24th June 2018 at 1:00PM.
The Thanksgiving Mass takes place in the school on Friday 29th June 2018 at 10:30PM.
Children who do not attend St Paul’s School, attend preparation classes in the church between the 9:00AM and 11:00AM Masses from October to May (Catechists Pat Stevens and Patricia Oparah).
They receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the sprint and their First Holy Communion during May. Application forms are available from June of the preceding year.
This years Enrolment Mass takes place in the church at 3:00PM on Sunday 28th January 2018
Please note: All children should be at least seven years old, baptised and belonging to families registered at St. Pauls.