Sacrament of Eucharist
“The close connection between the appearance of the Risen Lord and the Eucharist is suggested in the gospel of Luke in the story of the two disciples of Emmaus, whom Christ approached and led to understand the scriptures and then sat with them at table. They recognised Him when he “ took the bread, said the blessing, broke it and gave it to them” (24:30)”
The Eucharist is at the very heart of Christian life. We welcome you to join with the community in our celebration of the Eucharist, especially on Sundays. At Sunday Mass, Christians relive the experience of the Apostles on the evening of Easter when the Risen Lord appeared to them as they were gathered together.
Details of Mass times are available here
First Holy Communion
During the Month of May boys and girls in our parish receive their First Holy Communion.
The boys and girls spend the year preparing, with the help of the teachers at school, their parents at home and the parish Sacramental preparation Team.
Preparation for First Holy Communion
The home should be the first church which children should know, and in which they are reminded of God and helped to pray by what they see around them. Religion begins at home. Parents are the first religion teachers and the most important of all teachers of religion.
Our Parish programme is designed to facilitate the involvement of parents and the wider parish community in the preparation of children for First Eucharist. We believe that the sacramental preparation of children is the responsibility of the home, school and parish working together in partnership.
The work of sacramental preparation begins long before the First Eucharist Celebration It is a sacred and important moment on a long journey of faith development. Together with Baptism and Confirmation it opens the door to full membership of the Christian community. It is not an end in itself. The sacramental preparation of our children is an opportunity for the whole parish to deepen our faith.
Our Parish Preparation Programme is a set of six Sunday Masses, in which the children preparing to receive their First Holy Communion are involved in a special way. These special Masses support the work being done in the schools by our dedicated teachers and complement the Alive-0 4 school religion programme.