First Holy Communion 

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

 

Thursday 30th April Catechist’s session 7 3:15pm

Sunday 3rd May Mass Liturgy 7, 9am in St Godric’s Church – In Memory of Me

Thursday 7th May after school session with the children, Take and Eat

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DAY SATURDAY 13TH JUNE 2020  - 10 O'CLOCK AT ST GODRIC’S CHURCH

Wednesday 8th July – Going Forth Mass in school 9:15 am

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

 

 Session 6  Give thanks – Liturgy of the Eucharist TO BE HELD IN SCHOOL

3rd May 11:00 am Focused liturgical celebration within Sunday Mass 7 In Memory of Me

10th May 10:30 am Session 7 Take and Eat – Liturgy of the Eucharist

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DAY SATURDAY 6TH JUNE 2020  - 10 O’CLOCK AT ST JOSEPH’S CHURCH

14th June 10:30 am  Session 9 Sending Forth focused liturgical celebration within Sunday Mass

About Us 

The parish of the Durham Martyrs incorporates the Catholic churches of Our Lady of Mercy and St Godric, St Bede and St Joseph in Durham City. We are part of the Finchale Partnership and based within the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle.

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St. Bede,

St Godric's RC Primary School, Carrhouse Drive,

Durham

DH1 5LZ 

Our Lady of Mercy

and St Godric

Castle Chare
Durham
DH1 4RA

St Joseph

Mill Lane
Durham
DH1 2JG

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