Thursday, 16 October 2014

Páistí don Chéad Chomaoineach / First Holy Communion Children

Thíos tá nóta ón tAthair Robert le léamh ag na tuistí roimh aifreann an Satharn seo 18.10.2014
Below is a note that Fr. Robert would like all First Communion parents to read before the 'Do This in Memory Mass' this Saturday 18.10.2014 at 6.30p.m. in the Parish Church

Dear Fellow Parents,


The following are suggestions that you might like to take into account before the next 'Do this in Memory' Mass of your child's preparation for First Holy Communion which is this Saturday 18th of October 2014 at 6.30pm in the Parish Church.


Read the Grapevine Newsletter, the Gospel reading on it is the one that will be used at the Mass.  Gospel: Matthew 22:15-21 (Give back to Caesar what belong to Caesar - and to God what belongs to God)


Encourage your child to read pages 40 and 41 of the Thumb Book and to do some colouring.


Help your child to join in the responses at Mass.

Pray and do the actions of the Sign of the Cross.

Priest: The Lord be with you.  Response: And also with your Spirit.

At the end of the readings, response: Thanks be to God.

At the end of the Gospel, response: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ (Page 30-32 of Thumb Book)

It would be good to arrive 10 minutes before Mass starts and to sit up towards the front of the Church and to bring the Thumb Book.


The children will be invited to gather around the Sanctuary to listen to the Gospel and will share in the Homily.


Bring child's Rosary Beads for blessing.


Thank you for your cooperation.

The Parents Group.