Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Tuismitheoirí páistí don gCéad Chomaoineach Rang 2 / Parents of 2nd Class First Holy Communion children

Dear Parents,
The First Communion Parents Representative Group met on Monday, 30th November 2015 to plan the next  ‘Do this in Memory’ Mass which will be held on:
·         Sunday, 13th December 2015 at 10:00 AM, for Dunderrow and Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile
This third Sunday of Advent is often referred to as Gaudete Sunday, meaning the Sunday of Joy.
During the Mass, Fr. Robert  will explain to the children that throughout Advent, we are preparing and looking forward to the birth of Jesus. He will talk about how they can prepare for the birth of Jesus, by being kind, respectful, truthful, and by sharing with others.
Before coming to Mass, Fr. Robert would like all the children to do the colouring on pages 44 to 47 of the THUMB book. These few pages focus on getting ready to welcome the baby Jesus.

In Italy, on Gaudete Sunday people bring the figurine of baby Jesus from their crib to Mass for a blessing. They then wrap the figurine up in Christmas paper. The figurine is the first present to be unwrapped on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning and is a lovely reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. If anyone would like to bring the figurine from their crib to our Mass, Fr. Robert will be doing this special blessing.

We would like parents to sit with their children during Mass. And please do join in and pray and sing aloud – don’t worry if you’re not the greatest singer – just joining in creates a lovely atmosphere. In this way, the children learn how to participate fully in the Mass.

Yours sincerely,

Fr. Robert and the Parents Coordinating Group