The Eucharist

“When evening came he sat at table with the Twelve […] While they were eating he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it, he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.’” “Do this in memory of me.” (Matthew 26: 20, 26; Luke 22:19).

Children attending parish schools

Generally, children making their First Holy Communion in Holy Family Parish , will be attending our Parish Schools. In order to supplement the ‘Alive O ‘ programme, we also have a parish based First Communion Programme which involves the schools and parents of the children preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. At the start of this programme, which takes place on a number of Sundays between September and May, the children must have already received the Sacrament of Baptism.  

With home, school and parish working together , we aim to develop and foster the faith of the children - a faith that will sustain them throughout the whole of their lives. We include prayer time and activities which emphasise the importance of the wider family we all belong to within Holy Family Parish, where we all come together to pray as one.

Children attending non – Catholic schools

Parents of children wishing to receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion need to be aware of the guidelines of the Diocese of Meath regarding the Sacraments. Holy Family is delighted to welcome and incorporate these young people in to our parish based programme.

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