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:

St Godric’s  First Holy Communion Programme

 

2021

Year 5 children from our 2020 programme

received the sacrament of First Holy Communion

on Saturday 1st and 8th May. 

Please remember in your prayers the children in Year 4 within  St. Godric's. They 
will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of the 
Eucharist at the end of June.

 

May God bless them all.

St Joseph’s/ St Thomas More’s First Holy Communion Programme 

 

2021

Year 5 children from our 2020 programme

received the sacrament of First Holy Communion

on Saturday 1st and 8th May. 

Please remember in your prayers the children in Year 4 within  St. Joseph's and St Thomas More

. They will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of the 
Eucharist at the end of June.

 

May God bless them all.

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