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)


Enrolment Masses

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.

Family Daily Prayers Sheet

Enrolment Sunday
Grapevine 1

27th/28th October 2018
Grapevine 2

24th/25th November 2018
Grapevine 3

15th/16th December 2018
Grapevine 4

26th/27th January 2019
Grapevine 5

17th March 2019
Grapevine 6

13th/14th April 2019
Grapevine 7

22nd/23rd June 2019