Loughgilly Parish
Bridge Program 2022-2023

Overview

The programme is designed to facilitate the active involvement of parents, parish leaders and the wider parish community in the preparation for First Eucharist.

The celebration of First Eucharist 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.

There are 4 main commitments parents undertake to assist their children leading up to First Eucharist as part of the Programme

1)To be at Mass weekly with your child and particularly on the Sundays of the programme
2) To foster prayer at home with the children and individually
3) To enhance your participation in the programme and deepen your own understanding of the Mass.
4) To reflect seriously about the celebration of this Sacrament

‘Experience tells us that the faith of children is best nourished when home, school and parish work together in partnership. Firstly and most importantly, children learn about faith in the home. Their faith is supported in school by the hard work of teachers and chaplains, and by both priests and people in the wider parish community.’ (Nurturing our Children’s Faith, 2006)

Reflections and Resources for the Bridge Program can be found by clicking the images below.

 

               

 

Enrolment Masses
Enrolment Ceremony – 1st/2nd October – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St Malachy’s & St Teresa’s in
St Malachy’s Church at 7.00pm

St Laurence O’Toole’s & St Brigid’s in
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church at 10am

October 22nd and 23rd – World Mission Sunday

St Laurence O’Toole’s & St Brigid’s in
St Brigid’s Church at 7pm

St Malachy’s & St Teresa’s in
St Teresa’s Church at 11.30am

November 12th & 13th – World day of the Poor

St Malachy’s & St Teresa’s in
St Malachy’s Church at 7.00pm

St Laurence O’Toole’s & St Brigid’s in
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church at 10am

December 10th & 11th – Second Sunday of Advent

St Malachy’s & St Teresa’s in
St Malachy’s Church at 7.00pm

St Laurence O’Toole’s & St Brigid’s in
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church at 10am

January 8th – Baptism of the Lord

St Malachy’s & St Teresa’s in
St Malachy’s Church at 7.00pm

St Laurence O’Toole’s & St Brigid’s in
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church at 10am

February 18th & 19th – Beginning of Lent

St Malachy’s & St Teresa’s in
St Malachy’s Church at 7.00pm

St Laurence O’Toole’s & St Brigid’s in
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church at 10am

March 25th & 26th – Sunday before Palm Sunday

St Laurence O’Toole’s & St Brigid’s in
St Brigid’s Church at 7pm

St Malachy’s & St Teresa’s in
St Teresa’s Church at 11.30am

April 15th & 16th – Divine Mercy Sunday

St Malachy’s & St Teresa’s in
St Malachy’s Church at 7.00pm

St Laurence O’Toole’s & St Brigid’s in
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church at 10am

Sunday 7th May – First Holy Communion

St Malachy’s & St Teresa’s in
St Teresa’s Church at 11.00am

St Laurence O’Toole’s & St Brigid’s in
St Teresa’s Church at 1.00pm

May 20th & 21st

St Laurence O’Toole’s & St Brigid’s in
St Brigid’s Church at 7pm

St Malachy’s & St Teresa’s in
St Teresa’s Church at 11.30am

June 10th & 11th – Corpus Christi

St Malachy’s & St Teresa’s in
St Malachy’s Church at 7.00pm

St Laurence O’Toole’s & St Brigid’s in
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church at 10am