First Holy Communion
GROW IN LOVE
Grow In Love is a Parish-based programme for First Holy Communion. In designing this programme the authors of this programme have designed this to be in unison with what the children are learning in their Grow In Love programme in the school. The Sacramental preparation of children is the responsibility of the home, school and parish working together in partnership. The work of Sacramental preparation begins long before the First Holy Communion celebration.
The celebration of First Holy Communion is a Sacred and important moment on a long journey of Faith development. Together with Baptism and Confirmation, it opens the door to full membership of the Christian community. It is not an end in itself. The Sacramental preparation of our children must always be seen as one element of the broader task of whole-community catechesis.
Here in St Paul’s the ‘Grow In Love Team’ works closely with the teachers and the parents in preparing for First Holy Community. The Programme starts with a combined meeting with the parish priest, the teachers the parents and the Team. At this meeting the aims of the programme are explained and questions taken. Parents are invited to participate in the preparation of the Liturgy of the Mass which we organise each Month during the preparation for Holy Communion, starting with the Enrollment Mass.
We get great cooperation from St Paul's Family Mass Group who welcomes us to join them for masses during preparation.
Please note: We would encourage children preparing for First Holy Communion this year to attend mass at the weekends.
September: A information meeting of Parents / Guardians whose children will be celebrating their 1st Holy Communion in 2023, will take place in the church on Tuesday 20th September at 7:30pm.
Kirsten Mahon, the new Faith Development Co-ordinator in the area will reflect on the importance of preparation for this celebration over the coming months.
Saturday Evening Vigil:
10:30am and 12:30pm
Tuesday to Friday 10:00am
Service of Word with Communion :
Live Stream Links:
St. Paul's Church,
Tel: 01 8160984
Sacristy Tel: 01-8160981
Fr. Gerard Deegan
28 Glentworth Park
Tel: 01 8674007
Fr. Gerard Corcoran
12 Grangemore Grove
Tel: 01 8474652