Loughgilly Parish “DO THIS IN MEMORY” HOLY COMMUNION 2016 – 2017
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.
On Enrolment Sunday the parents are presented to the community, invited to make a commitment to participate in the programme, renew their Baptismal Promises with the Faith Community and presented with a candle for use in family prayer.
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 regularly 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, that all parents would read the THUMB Resource Book and the Grapevine Newsletter with your child
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)
Pupils of St Teresa’s and St Malachy’s School
St Malachy’s Church 24th September 2016 at 7.00pm
Pupils of St Brigid’s and St Laurence O’Toole’s School
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church 25th September 2016 at 10.00am
Do This In Memory Dates
St Brigid’ss Church 29th October 2016 @ 7.00 pm
St Teresa’s Church 30th October 2016 @ 11.30 am
St Malachy’s Church 19th November 2016 @ 7.00 pm
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church 20th November 2016 @ 10.00 am
St Brigid’s Church 10th December 2016 @ 7.00 pm
St Teresa’s Church 11th December 2016 @ 11.30 am
St Brigid’s Church 21st January 2017 @ 7.00 pm
St Teresa’s Church 22nd January 2017 @ 11.30 am
St Malachy’s Church 11th March 2017 @ 7.00 pm
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church 12th March 2017 @ 10.00 am
St Malachy’s Church 8th April 2017 @ 7.00 pm
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church 9th April 2017 @ 10.00 am
St Brigid’s Church 29th April 2017 @ 7.00 pm
St Teresa’s Church 30th April 2017 @ 11.30 am
St Malachy’s Church 17th June 2017 @ 7.00 pm
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church 18th June 2017 @ 10.00 am
Please note Pupils from St Teresa’s and St Malachy’s School should attend the DTIM Mass in either
St Teresa’s or St Malachy’s Churches.
Pupils from St Brigid’s and St Laurence O’Toole’s Schools should attend the DHIM Mass in either
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church or St Brigid’s Church.
Readings and Reflections for the Do This In Memory Mass can be found by clicking the date below.