Our aims /objectives
These are and will always be to work with the parents helping to introduce their children to Jesus in and through these amazing Sacraments, to enhance their understanding of the great love that Jesus has for them. As catechists we see this as a very precious privilege helping them to find in Jesus a friend for life.
Each year we meet to review, change and amend the programme as needed. Father has introduced some encouraging ideas with gifts that tie in with the course and the children are really happy to have their cards signed each week after Mass. With Father at the helm the reception of the Sacraments has become more family orientated and we are always on the look out for parents who may wish to become more involved.
UPDATED REPORT ON THE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION COURSE 2019/2020
Due to the Corona virus all classes ceased in April 2020.
Permission was given through both the government and the Diocese in July to hold the First Holy Communion Masses. Father Bart called a meeting of catechists and a plan was put forward meeting all the health requirements in the Diocesan Guidelines. The office contacted all families involved offering a ‘catch-up’ plan followed by rehearsals, confession and actual Mass. 37 families [39 children] accepted the offer
All families have completed the course.
14 Have already made their 1st Holy Communion.
We anticipate 4 more on the 15th August
And the remaining 13 next week end.
We have had a great response and according to the comments from the parents, each event has been really special for all concerned.
Mavis Westbrook [catechist]