Thursday, 14 January 2016

Tuistí Rang an gCéad Chomaoineach / Parents of First Holy Communion class

Dear Parents,
Our January  ‘Do this in Memory’ Mass will be held on:
·         Sunday, 24th January 2016 at 10:00 AM, for Dunderrow and Gaelscoil
During the Mass, we will focus on Baptism and how it is through Baptism that we become part of the community of the Church. Fr. Robert will explain to the children that this community of the Church is sometimes referred to as the body of Christ.
There will be a white shawl, baptismal candle, some holy water, Oil of Catechumens, and Oil of Chrism for the children to see.
A bottle of holy water will be given to each First Holy Communion child at the end of the Mass.

The children will make their First Confession on:
·         Monday, 29th February 2016 at 7 PM, for Dunderrow, Summercove, and Scoil Naomh Eltin
·         Monday, 7th March 2016 at 7 PM, for the Gaelscoil.
With this in mind, we will also consider the importance of forgiveness in our lives, how life-giving and freeing it can be.
Before coming to Mass, I would like all parents to explore the idea of forgiveness with their children. What do we do when we know we’re done something wrong? Knowing how to ask for forgiveness and being able to forgive are important life skill that we all need.

Yours sincerely,

Fr. Robert and the Parents Coordinating Group