Loughgilly Parish “DO THIS IN MEMORY” HOLY COMMUNION 2018 – 2019
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 6th October 2018 at 7.00pm
Pupils of St Brigid’s and St Laurence O’Toole’s School
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church 07 October 2018 at 10.00am
Do This In Memory Dates
27 October 2018 St Brigid’s @7.00pm
28 October 2018 St Teresa’s @11.30am
24 November 2018 St Brigid’s @7.00pm
25 November 2018 St Teresa’s @11.30am
15 December 2018 St Malachy’s @7.00pm
16 December 2018 St Laurence O’Toole’s @10.00am
26 January 2019 St Malachy’s @7.00pm
27 January 2019 St Laurence O’Toole’s @10.00am
17 March 2019 St Laurence O’Toole’s @10.00am
17 March 2019 St Teresa’s @11.30am
13 April 2019 St Brigid’s @7.00pm
14 April 2019 St Teresa’s @11.30am
22 June 2019 St Brigid’s @7.00pm
23 June 2019 St Teresa’s @11.30am
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 DTIM Mass in either
St Laurence O’Toole’s Church or St Brigid’s Church.
First Holy Communion Dates
St Teresa’s & St Malachy’s Primary Schools – St Malachy’s Church 12th May @11.30am
St Brigid’s and St Laurence O’Toole’s PS – St Laurence O’Toole’s Church 19th May @11.30am
Readings and Reflections for the Do This In Memory Mass can be found by clicking the date below.