St Mary's

St Mary's Roman Catholic Church


First Holy Communion and Reconciliation

2021-22 Preparation Programme

Following the summer break, we will begin to prepare children for First Reconciliation (Confession) and First Holy Communion. This programme of preparation is open to all baptised Catholic children in Year Four and above. Following the Pandemic and associated restrictions it will be a ‘catch-up’ year, so we are seeking to gauge initial interest from those families seeking to enrol their children in the preparation programme.

Should you judge your child to be ready to make this important step, please could you indicate your interest by completing the application form which can be downloaded here and returning it to the Presbytery/Parish Office before Friday 8 May.

Once we have received your child’s details, we will be able to arrange the preparation according to the number of children, their age and other needs. Attendance at all the preparation sessions and Sunday Mass is an essential sign of commitment to the preparation – so please consider this requirement before committing your child to this programme.

First Holy Communion 2020

Following much disappointment at the cancellation of our First Holy Communion Mass in the summer due to Covid-19, it was therefore wonderful during Autumn to celebrate on several occasions with individual families the First Holy Communion of their children at Sunday Masses.

Our prayers and congratulations go to our wonderful young people as they take this next step on their Pilgrimage of Faith with Jesus.

We look forward to recommencing First Holy Communion Preparation in the New Year. Our thanks, as always, go to our Catechists who accompany our children.

Some of our 2020 First Holy Communicants, together with Fr. Christopher

Some of our 2020 First Holy Communicants, together with Fr. Christopher