St Mary's

St Mary's Roman Catholic Church


First Holy Communion and Reconciliation

Details about First Holy Communion for children in Year 4 will be available from the Parish Office and will appear in the Weekly Bulletin from September 2018.

First Holy Communion 2018

For the first time, this year's preparation for First Holy Communion was carried out on a joint basis for the whole of the Heavenfield Partnership, so resulting in participation by young people from Saint Elizabeth's (Minsteracres), Saint Mary's (Hexham) and Saint Oswald's (Bellingham).

On Sunday 20th May some of our young people received Jesus in Holy Communion for the first time during Sunday Mass.

The children assisted in the celebration, bringing forward the Gifts at the Offertory and with the Prayers of the Faithful.

On Sunday 3rd June, they will reconvene at Saint Mary's for their Sending Forth Mass at 10:00am. Also, at 3:00pm on this day, they will gather for the Corpus Christi Procession of the Blessed Sacrament to give thanks to God for the wonderful gift they have received, after which they will have a celebration party. All are welcome to attend these events.

Our First Holy Communicants 2018

Our First Holy Communicants 2018

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