Delayed First Holy Communions from May 2020

 

Delayed First Holy Communions from Year 2019/2020

 

Due to be celebrated in May 2020.

 

 THIS NOTICE APPLIES TO THE HALF-TERM MAY 2021.

 

Dear Parent/s,

 

During the pandemic I’ve offered families the opportunity to celebrate First Holy Communion as a single family unit in a very different format. The next half-term offers the final opportunity to avail of this celebration.

 

Here is the outline of the day.

 

Family arrive at the church at 9.45am and are the first to be seated in the church.

The family are seated at the rear of the church.

The family are the last to receive Holy Communion and the priest spends a few moments speaking with the child before the reception of  Holy Communion.

While this is a very different celebration and very minimal it is also very personal and intimate as the child is surrounded by loved ones in this moment of sharing in God’s love.

Many families have found this experience to be very moving and personal to them.

 

The procedures are as follows –

 

Email downhamparish@gmail.com for access to the available dates.

I will send you a google sheet with the available dates.

Choose your date and email me to inform me that you have chosen a date.

I will then ask you, by email, to send me the names of your household who will attend with your phone number. (This is for Track and Trace)

I will then confirm that your booking for the date has been accepted.

Final details of the day are then sent to you by email with prayers for the parents and child to say on the day.

First Holy Communion

 

 

Our children are in Year 3 at Primary school when they begin preparation for First Holy Communion.

Our current programme has 6 Saturday modules which take place during the year from September/October to May.

Parents and children are involved on these Saturdays and further activities occur on specific Sundays.

 

 

 

 

 

                       

Change to Programme (updated 29/10/19)

 

Due to the Christmas Bazaar taking place on Saturday 7th December

we will change Module 2 to Saturday 14th December

and the Sunday Activity to Sunday 22nd December.

Further Revision

Module 4 is now changed to Saturday 8th February 2020 at 10am

and the Sunday Activity to Sunday 16th February at 11am Mass.

First Holy Communion Programme Timetable (2019 – 2020).

 

 

Catechists’ Meeting                                                                            TBA

 

Parents / Child introductory session                         Saturday 19th October 2019 at 10am Mass

 

Enrolment Mass                                                         Sunday 3rd November 2019 at 11am Mass

 

Module 1.                                                              Saturday 16th November 2019 at 10am Mass

Sunday Activity                                                         Sunday 24th November 2019 at 11am Mass

 

 

Module 2.                                                              Saturday 14th December 2019 at 10am Mass

Sunday Activity                                                       Sunday 22nd  December 2019 at 11am Mass

 

 

Module 3.                                                                 Saturday 18th January 2020 at 10am Mass

Sunday Activity                                                            Sunday 26th January 2020 at 11am Mass

 

 

Module 4.                                                                 Saturday 8th February 2020 at 10am Mass

Sunday Activity                                                           Sunday 16th February 2020 at 11am Mass

 

                                                                                              Saturday 7th   March at 10.30am

   Sacrament of Reconciliation   

                                                                                              Saturday 14th March at 10.30am

 

 

Module 5.                                                                     Saturday 21st March 2020 at 10am Mass

Sunday Activity                                                               Sunday 29th March 2020 at 11am Mass

 

 

Module 6.                                                                      Saturday 25th April 2020 at 10am Mass

Sunday Activity                                                                    Sunday 3rd May 2020 at 11am Mass

 

 

Rehearsal                                                                       Saturday 16th May 2020 at 10am Mass

 

 

First Holy Communion                                                       Sunday 17th May 2020 at 11am Mass

 

 

Each module begins with Mass at 10am, followed by a separate meeting for children and parents in our two Halls. We finish at 11.30am. Parent/child/catechist will review the child’s folder of work  after each module. Each module must be complete before commencing the next module.

 

First Holy Communion Programme Timetable 2019 - 2020

This document has now been revised November 2019

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