Sacrament of First Holy Communion
The preparation begins
today for the children in our Parish who will receive
their First Holy Communion later this year. There are 58
children who will be receiving the Eucharist for the
We sincerely thank
those who are helping the children prepare for this
wonderful day. These include the teachers who will teach
the lessons each Sunday morning and those who are
supporting them. A special mention to Sister Helen who
has prepared all the materials that will be needed
including the photocopying of the Children’s booklet and
also the booklet for parents.
I know that everyone
in the Parish will be praying for the children and their
families as we celebrate this important day.
Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of
Confirmation will be celebrated in the Parish this year
on Sunday 19 September at the 5pm Mass. Enrolment forms
are in the foyers of each Church and will be available
at the office in Sacred Heart and St John’s College’s.
You are invited to complete the enrolment form and
return it to the Parish Office by Monday 2 August.
Those eligible to
receive the sacrament of Confirmation are:
any student in Year
11 or above who has been baptized Catholic;
adults who have been
baptized but who have not received the Sacrament of
There will be a
preparation programme for the sacrament and information
on this will be available after enrolments close in
This sacrament is an
important step of the initiation process into full
communion with the Church. It is an opportunity for
people to make their own free choice of entering more
fully into the life of Christ through the gifts of the
‘Be still and Know that I am God’
You are invited to come
and spend some time with Christ in Eucharistic
adoration. This is held fortnightly at St Patrick’s
Church on a Friday evening from 5.30pm until 6.30pm.
The next Holy Hour will
be this coming Friday 6 August at 5.30pm.
Father Barry Scannell sm