Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

EucharistWe 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 2018/2019 are available to download, below. Click on link to download and also please read the item below.  FHC 2019 Dates

IMPORTANT!!  For those people who cannot attend the Tuesday evening sessions, I have negotiated a slot to deliver the sessions a second time, at Our Lady School, at 3:30pm in the Y3 classroom. These sessions are the same as the Tuesday evening ones – just delivered at a different time and venue. Parents must be aware, please, that they must supervise any children present. The dates are: Wednesday 17th October, Wednesday 7th November; Wednesday 5th December; Wednesday 6th February. All these sessions start promptly at 3:30pm and will last until approximately 4:45pm.

Communion Programme RE Sessions for children not at Catholic school: timetable RE SESSIONS after school 2019

For an application form click on link to download. FHC application form 2018-2019 

The deadline for applications is 16th September 2018.

DOING THE DAILY REVIEW WITH YOUR CHILD

This is the link to the page with the child’s version of the examen on it: https://pray-as-you-go.org/prayer-resources/the-examen/.  All you need to do is scroll down and find the version you want.  You can always try out some of the others for yourself.  There is an app that you can download to your phone; just look for pray as you go or PAYG.  It has lots of interesting things for you to try, including preparing for Advent, mental health awareness exercises and the rosary.

Here is the text of what is said in leading the child through the examen: Examen text of child’s version

Remember that if your child fills his or her prayer journal, you can ask me for another – or, if you like, make your own version.  I would be happy to print out and assemble a version that you had created.