First Holy Communion & First Reconciliation

SATURDAY PROGRAMME 2021-22  

First Reconciliation

2021                Start               Closing Prayers

 

18 Sept            09:30am   –      11:45am          God gives you Life (note earlier start)

05 Oct             8:00pm    –      9:00pm           Parents Meeting on Zoom (Praying with your children)

02 Oct             09:50am   –      11:45am          God gives you Love

09 Oct             09:50am   –      11:45am          God gives you Joy

09 Nov            8:00pm    –      9:00pm           Parents Meeting on Zoom (Reconciliation)

 13 Nov            09:50am   –      11:45am          God gives you Peace

20 Nov            09:50am   –     11:45am          God gives you Reconciliation.

27 Nov             10:00am`        First Reconciliation in the Church – Children and Parents

04 Dec             10:00am         First Reconciliation in the Church – Children and Parents

 

First Holy Communion

2022                Start               Closing Prayers

11 Jan             8:00pm           9:00pm            Parents Meeting on Zoom (Holy Mass)

15 Jan              09:50am    –     11:45am          We Walk with Jesus

05 Feb             09:50am     –    11:45am          We Learn about the Mass

08 Feb             8:00pm            9:00pm           Parents Meeting on Zoom (Holy Mass)

26 Feb             09:50am     –    11:45am          We Share God’s Word

19 Mar             09:50am     –    11:45am          We Give Thanks

22 Mar             8:00pm      –    9:00pm            Parents Meeting on Zoom (Holy Mass)

26 Mar             09:50am     –    11:45am          We Remember and Celebrate

19 Apr             8:00pm            9:00pm            Parents Meeting on Zoom (Going Forth)

23 Apr             09:50am     –    11:45am          We Share the Bread of Life

 

It is intended to offer the children the Sacrament on the weekends of 30th  April /1st May and 7th/8th  May 2022.  Further information will be given at the parents Zoom meeting in January.

 

Working in Partnership with Parents

We work with you to prepare your child for the Sacrament.  Parents’ meetings will be held on Zoom and will help support your preparation of your child.  Full attendance is required.  We hope that your experience on the programme will enrich the faith life of your whole family.

Mass Attendance

Please remember weekly mass attendance is a requirement of the programme.  If it is not possible for your family then your child will need to defer to another year; it is an essential part of the preparation. Please ensure you make yourself known to Michaela or another Catechist to have your mass card signed (or at the 8am mass, the priest).  If you are occasionally attending another parish, please ask the parish priest to sign for you. If you are participating in this programme, it is expected that you will attend mass with our community and (Covid rules allowing) we will be giving out the weekly homework in the masses, as has been the custom in past years.

Health & Safety

We will be complying with all the Diocesan advice that is in place in September and will keep you fully informed.  All sessions will take place in the Pastoral Centre and any further instructions will be sent by email nearer the time.  If the programme does need to go online the sessions will still be on the dates in this programme.

Safeguarding

All adults working with your children will have recent DBS checks in line with the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS – www.csas.uk.net) advice.  Our parish Safeguarding representative is Bernie Dando and she can be contacted via the parish office.

The Safeguarding Officer for Brentwood Diocese is Simon Moules, and he can be contacted on:01277-265234 simon@dioceseofbrentwood.org