Loughgilly Parish
Bridge Program 2022-2023


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)

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


Reflections and Resources for the Bridge Mass can be found by clicking the links below.

Bridge Prayers Sheet