First Holy Communion 
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The Church teaches…

 

It is the responsibility, in the first place, of parents and those who take
the place of parents, as well as with the priest, to see that children who have reached the
age of reason are correctly prepared and are nourished, with the divine food, as early as
possible.
CJC 914


In The Parish of the Durham Martyrs, First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are offered to children who are in school Year 4 or above, and are practising their faith in the parish. Children attending non-Catholic schools are most welcome on the
programme. Baptismal evidence will need to be provided. The partnership between the parish and the family is of prime importance and especially so in this next stage of the children’s faith journey. Attendance at parent meetings, commitment to take the children to Mass and to the sessions is vital to each child’s preparation and their readiness to receive the sacraments. Example and commitment are the best forms of teaching the faith and so we will ask the help of you, the parents, to support us as we work together to prepare the children. Parents looking to enrol their children on the programme should contact the Parish Office.

Upcoming Sessions for children preparing for First Holy Communion:

Preparations are underway for this year's First Holy Communicants. An information meeting, led by Katie Flood, will take place on Thursday 27th January to give parents a greater understanding of the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Fr. Colm is then celebrating a talkthrough Mass on Sunday 6th February to further develop the children’s understanding of the Mass. We ask you to keep the children and their families in your prayers.