Friday, 15 November 2013

An Chéad Comaoineach / First Holy Communion

Dear Parents,

The next Do This in Memory Mass will take place on Saturday, 23rd November 2013 at the 6.30pm Mass in St. John the Baptist Church.  You might like to take the following suggestions into account to prepare for this Mass.

As November is a time when we notice the cycle of death in nature, the children are invited to bring a fallen leaf with them to Mass to remind them to pray for a loved one who has passed away.  Two parents will collect the leaves as you enter the church and they will present the leaves at the altar.  You might like to encourage your child to colour the leaf on page 43 in the Thumb Book.

You might like to read pages 10-15 of the Thumb Book with your child and you will find the Gospel for this Mass in the last Grapevine.  The Priest will invite the children to stand at the altar for the Gospel and to sit in a semi-circle at the altar after the Gospel.

Please bring the following with you to mass:

A leaf
Thumb book

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of mass and take your place towards the front of the Church.

We would like to remind you to please ensure that your child collects their copy of the Grapevine at the altar after Mass.

The Parent Representatives Group
Fr. Robert

Note: All mass dates and times are now listed on the school calendar - see