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The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

The Holy Eucharist is the Sacrament in which Jesus Christ gives his Body and Blood – his very self – for us, so that we too might give ourselves to him in love and be united with him in Holy Communion. In this way we are joined with the one Body of Christ, the Catholic Church.

Christ instituted the Holy Eucharist on the evening before his death, when he gathered the Apostles around him in the Upper Room in Jerusalem and celebrated the Last Supper with them.

The celebration of the Eucharist is the heart of the Christian Communion and, as Pope St John Paul II reminded us, is the source and summit of our faith.

For Adults who wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, there is an RCIA programme. For more details of the programme see below.

Catholics often make their First Holy Communion aged 7 / 8 having undertaken a sacramental preparation programme.

Children’s First Holy Communion programme 2016 / 2017

Parents Session
Monday 9th January 2017 – following the 7pm Mass

Sessions: All Children’s Sessions are between 5.30-6.30pm
Monday 16th January 2017 – Session 1 Prayers
Monday 30th January 2017- Session 2 Celebrating
Monday 6th February 2017 – Session 3 Listening
Monday 27th February 2017 – Session 4 Caring
Monday 6th March 2017 – Session 5 Creation
Monday 20th March 2017 – Session 6 New Life
Monday 27th March 2017– Session 7 Jesus’ Sacrifice

14th April 2017 Good Friday*
Stations of the Cross Service for Children at 12 noon rehearsal 5-6.30 on the Wednesday 12th April 2017

Sessions: All Children’s Sessions are between 5.30-6.30pm
Monday 24th April 2017 – Session 8 Going Forth
Monday 8th May 2017 – Session 9 The Mass
Monday 15th May 2017 Rehearsal
Monday 22nd May 2017 Rehearsal

Saturday 27th May 2017 – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 10.00am Mass
Children to arrive at 9.30am

*If you are away for the service on Good Friday or Christmas Eve please let us know.

Adult’s RCIA programme 2016 / 2017

Dates will be available in August 2016