The Messenger 12th July 2024

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Parish Groups

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Programme begins on Sunday 15th October 2023

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Children taking part in the programme are required to attend 11 sessions in preparation for 1st Reconciliation and 11 sessions for 1st Holy Communion
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Sessions will take place 45 minutes before Mass begins:
8.30am Our Lady Star of the Sea, Rue des Monts, SS
9.45am St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Cordier Hill, SPP
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Followed by Mass attendance at:
9.15am Our Lady Star of the Sea, Rue des Monts, SS
10.30am St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Cordier Hill, SPP

Sessions do not take place during the school holidays

Dates for your diary

12th October 2023 at 6pm – Parent meeting held at St Joseph’s Parish Hall (Notre Dame du Rosaire’s Infant Hall) where you will hear about the programme and be able to purchase your child’s work book.

Sessions will run on:
15th October 2023
5th, 12th, 19th 26th November (On 26th all lessons will be at St Josephs at 9.45am)
3rd, 10th, 17th December
14th, 21st, 28th January 2024

4th, 25th February
3th, 10th 17th March
14th, 21st, 28th April
5th, 12th, 19th May

First Reconciliation Service, St Joseph’s Church – To be confirmed
First Holy Communion Service, 10 am St Joseph’s Church – 8th June 2024

Your commitment

The most important part of the preparation programme is regular attendance at Mass and the session preceding Mass. You need to pick your child up and then attend Mass after they have completed each session.

Ensure your child’s register card is marked by the priest, deacon, catechist or member of the Catholic school staff (these will be distributed at the meeting).

Children participating in the Sacramental programme should remain in church throughout Mass and not attend the Children’s Liturgy Group.

Purchase a pupil workbook (from the meeting, your school or parish office) £10.00. Please ensure your child brings their workbook each week.

Complete weekly tasks with your child.