Eucharist – First Holy Communion

Preparation for First Holy Communion

Not only is it an important year in the life of your child, it is also an important year for their class, their teachers, and also for you the parents/guardians. It is also a special time too for the parish community. Your child’s faith journey began the day you brought your child to the Church to be baptised. And what a special day that was for you and the family. Now, that child has grown, they are about to take another step in their faith journey, as they prepare for First Holy Communion. And we all have a part to play.

While the Home is the primary learning place, each parent/guardian will be asked to take on a special role over the next few months, to journey with your child as they prepare to receive the sacraments, as there is only so much that can be taught in school. Our teachers do a wonderful job in preparing the children for their special day, but ‘home is where the heart is’. And the home is the domestic Church, where our children are influenced by what they see and learn.

First Holy Communion takes place in our Parish during May each year. In 2015:

  • St. John the Evangelist Primary School, Esker Educate Together & Adamstown Educate Together will take place on Saturday 6th May at 11 a.m.
  • St Thomas’ NS will take place on Saturday 16th at 10 a.m. and 12 noon
  • Scoil Mhuire, Woodview/Airlie Heights Communion will take place on Saturday 23rd May at 11 a.m.

The preparation of the children and their families for this special occasion is organised and run in conjunction with our local primary schools and takes place at the 10.30 a.m. Family Mass each Sunday.

If you have any questions in the meantime please contact the Parish Office at stpatrickschurchesker@eircom.net or (+353 1) 6281018.

Sacraments