We are delighted that you have decided to put your child forward to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
As parents your are the prime educators of you children, and working together with the religious program your child will follow, and the parish , we hope to work in partnership in preparing your child.
Attendance at Sunday Mass is a vital component in the preparation, and we encourage to bring your child to the 10:30 am family Mass in St. Patrick’s. (This participation of the young people will not take place in July & August but will resume in September.)
We encourage you to pray with your child at home, and to show an interest in the religion classes they are taking in school. An occasional visit to the church at quiet times is also encouraged.
The Sacraments they are approaching are grace filled moments when they will be blessed by Jesus in a special way. We want to ensure that they are not merely a social occasion or rite-of-passage but rather a wonderful milestone on their faith journey.
We do ask a registration donation from each family. The church, like any organisation requires financial support. In order to provide the facilities for the Sacrament to be celebrated all the normal expenses must be met; we rely on your support.
If this request imposes any difficulty please feel free to email Fr. Curran in complete confidence.