Preparing to receive Reconciliation (Confession) and the Eucharist for the first time can be one of the most memorable experiences parents share with their children. Beforehand it is important that the family attend Mass regularly so that the child understands more fully what the Eucharist is about.
Preparation for reception of Holy Eucharist in conjunction with the First Reconciliation (Confession) Programme and is open to all children in Year 3 or above in Primary school. Preparation for First Confession and First Communion takes place in the parish in sessions spread between autumn and May. There are several sessions for parents and the children’s class take place Sunday mornings before the 11:00 Mass.