FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2022 – Planned for Saturday 11th June 2022, for children who will start their preparation in January 2022.  

For Children NOT in Holy Cross School. This year there will be instruction in the months of January – May immediately prior to the First Holy Communion Day itself (Saturday 11th June at 12 noon & 3pm). This instruction will be led by Mrs J Jackson and Mrs R Griffiths, parish catechists. It will take place on five Saturday mornings beginning with the 10am parish Mass and continuing in the Fr Berry room until 12.00 noon on the following dates: 8th January, 5th February, 12th March, 9th April, and 7th May 2022(tbc). In these five sessions instruction will be given in the following topic areas: Baptism and the Sacraments – the seven sacraments. The children will be using the book “I belong” (supplied free by the parish) and parents will be expected to help their children at home in completing chapters of the book, not finished in class. Candidates will be expected to attend all sessions and as many Sunday masses as they can throughout January – June. * Confession is scheduled for Lent 2022 (dates tba), Reconciliation Sacrament celebration Reconciliation Service in church followed by  Confessions– Year Three and families.  For children enrolled in the Saturday First Holy Communion Class – they will make their confessions on Saturday morning 13th March, after the class.

It is planned that on the day there will be two Masses, the first at 12 noon the second at 3pm. Parents will be informed by letter of these arrangements. For further information please contact Fr Neil on 01213512161 or by email 

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