The Messenger 22nd September 2023

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Parish Groups

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Programme begins on Sunday 16th November 2022.

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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
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
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 2022 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:
6th, 13th, 20th 27th November 2022
4th, 11th, 18th December
8th 15th, 22nd, 29th January 2023
5th, 12th February
5th, 12th 19th, 26th March
2nd, 30th April
7th, 14th, 21st May

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

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.