We congratulate all the children in our primary schools who received their First Holy Communion over the last couple of Saturdays.
What is the Eucharist?
The word 'Eucharist' means Thanksgiving. So when Christians celebrate the Eucharist, they are thanking and praising God, in the context of a sacred meal, for all the good things that God has given them, through Jesus.
At the Last Supper, Jesus took bread and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them saying: "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in memory of me". (Lk 22:19) In the same way he took the cup, gave it to them and said: "This cup is the new covenant in my blood which will be poured out for you". (Lk 22:20) Here we see Jesus sharing his last meal with his closest friends and telling them that he was giving his very self so that they would have life. Every time we celebrate massand share Communion we are joined with Jesus and share his life.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
In our parish, First Communion is celebrated when children are in Second Class. Preparation for First Holy Communion is shared by the parish, the school, the family. In school children follow the "Grow in Love" Religious Education Programme. The parish preparation programme offers parents and family the opportunity to be involved in their childrens preparation. Parents and children are asked to attend mass every Sunday