Preparation for Holy Communion

Preparation course

The parish would like to help you as you prepare your children to receive Holy Communion. The parish preparation course is designed to support you in this important task, to assist your children and to enable Father Farrell to decide if your child is ready to receive Holy Communion.

Please note, attendance at Holy Mass each week is a fundamental part of the preparation course. If you attend a different Parish or have difficulties attending Mass at the weekend please speak to Father Farrell.

Key dates

Inscription is now closed.

Meetings for parents
The preparation course includes five Monday night meetings for parents in the school. The dates are: Jan 27th, Feb 24th, March 23th, April 27th, May 18th.

Meetings for St Charles', St Wulstan's and Our Lady and St Hubert's will be at 6.30pm. The meeting for St Mary's will be at 7pm.

Preparation for children
Preparation ceremonies at Holy Mass for the children:
Feb 1/ 2 - Presentation
Feb 29/Mar 1 ​- the Our Father
March 28/29​ - the Creed
May 2/3 - ​Offering and Sacrifice
May 23/24 - ​Final preparation

Father Farrell will be giving weekly lessons in school for the children and the parish catechists will provide lessons for children not attending any of the four Catholic Schools. These will generally be on a Saturday morning.

First Communion Masses
June 13th - St Wulstan’s
June 20th - St Charles’
June 27th - St Hubert’s
July 4th - St Mary’s

The Masses will be at 10am.


Contact details

Parish priest: Fr Ian Farrell
Phone: 07546 852229

Parish secretary: Catherine Peet
Phone: 01254 884211

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