First Communion

This programme is intended for children of our parish whose parents are active in the life of the parish and who are prepared to support them in this walk, or children who are already in one or other of our Christian Education programmes.
Age range: 7 to 9 years old
Coordinator: Barb Callery
Curriculum: “Life in the Eucharist”
Frequency: The programme consists of 4 sessions which include the children, their parent/s and a companion assigned to each child. First communion follows as soon as possible after the 4th class. Classes are held when there are sufficient participant requests.

The Programme is designed to help children participate more fully in the Eucharist, to truly get the feel of the “Eucharistic happening” and therefore to live the Christian life. It is leading the child to discover the joy of living in communion with God and the community. The programme promotes an active cooperation between parents, sponsors, children and clergy and lay leaders of the parish community. “Life in the Eucharist” emphasizes the unique role of parents as primary educators of their children.

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