We aim to provide you with practical support and useful opportunities for discussion as you experience the privilege of helping your son or daughter prepare for these sacraments. Some of the input is just for parents; some is for parents and children together. The Church teaches us that parents are the ‘first and best teachers’ of their children. There is no one more suited to guide your child through this time than you, who know them so well. The course is designed to make your task easier and more pleasurable.
Dates for the Reconciliation and First Holy Communion course 2021/2022 are available to download, below. Click on link to download and also please read the item below for more information about the Course. FHC Dates 2022 & Application form 2021/22
First Holy Communion and Reconciliation
The Course will follow the ‘I Belong’ book which guides Children through the different elements of The Mass providing understanding and meaning to The Liturgy. The idea behind following this course provides the opportunity for parents to sit with their children and share their faith. There is a parents guide to allow parents to journey with their children. There is a course material fee of £20. This covers the cost of both the Parents Guide and the book for the Children. If this is an issue or if you have more than one child on the course then please do email Robert Hitchcock.
Each Month there will be parent only meetings to explore and deepen their own faith by following a series of video clips from the ‘Sycamore’ Series which are faith related videos with some discussion questions. The meetings will also provide a space for parents to share any difficulties that may have occurred since the last meeting.
We also operate an additional Programme that operates in conjunction with the main programme. This is specifically designed for those Children who do not attend Catholic Schools these Sessions are run by Teresa Lawrence Hyde. The Programmes journey through the Liturgical year exploring the high points and the Liturgical seasons. These Sessions will take place on Saturdays 10- 11am. Please click here for the dates