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First Holy Communion

Every year we are delighted to prepare between fifty and sixty children for these Sacraments. The usual – and minimum – age for preparation is school year three but we always have a reasonable size group from year 4 to year 8, and we take these separately, in groups differentiated by age, so older children need not feel embarrassed.

The programme starts in the autumn and runs through to the following summer, with meetings usually on a Saturday morning and about once every three weeks or so. There are also several sessions for parents as part of the programme.

If you have a child who would like to be part of the preparation programme for these wonderful Sacraments, then look out in the newsletter for enrolment details during July and August each year. Enrolment usually closes in early September: we cannot accept children on to the programme once it has started, so late applicants are deferred to the following year.

The co-ordinators for this programme are Mary-Catherine Bottjer and Sr Clare – do feel free to get in touch with Sr Clare with any questions.