Sacramental Programme 2020-21

First Holy Communion

Dear Parents/Guardians

I hope that you all keep well at this difficult time.  I am writing to let you know about the Sacramental Programme for 2020-21, which has been slightly delayed for obvious reasons.  The continuing pandemic means that it is not possible to fix exact details of the programme, but below I am outlining how I hope it will run.

We are hoping that the programme will start up in January 2021 and that the children will be able to make their First Holy Communion in June.  Most probably, many of the sessions will be “virtual” and done online, though we will give plenty of guidance and support as to what needs to be covered.

When churches are open again, there will be a certain number of Masses that you need to attend with your child and we will give details of these.

Meanwhile, the most important thing is that you complete the registration so that your child can be on the programme. It can be downloaded by clicking here Sacramental Programme Registration Form 2020

Please understand that in signing the registration form, you are making a commitment to support your child on the programme, by ensuring that he/she completes the preparation and attends the Masses required.

Please could you return the registration form to school or to church by WEDNESDAY 16 DECEMBER at the latest, so that we have all the details and are ready to make a start with the programme in January.

Please note, that though the programme is mainly for children in Year 3, it is possible for children in Years 4, 5 and 6 to be included.  Children on the programme need to be baptised Catholics.  However, it is also possible to prepare children for baptism and for children baptised into other Christian denominations to be received into the Catholic Church.  Please contact me in either of these cases.

I look forward to receiving your registration form and to working with the children with our excellent catechists on the Journey of Faith ahead.

God bless, Fr Kevin Murphy


Please click on the following link to watch short video clips on the Sacramental Programme Journey.

Videos for Parents