Grow in Love

The most recent Mass for the Grow in Love First Holy Communion programme was at 10.30 am on Sunday 18th June, the Feast of Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Christ. This feast highlights three of the most important aspects of our celebration of the Eucharist:
• we gather as a community
• we are nourished by the Word, by one another and by the Body of Christ
• as members of the Body of Christ we are sent forth from Mass to help carry out the work of Jesus in the world.

Preparing for First Eucharist has helped us to understand that we are part of a community and that each one of us has different gifts to bring. When we share our gifts, we grow and the community grows. At the end of Mass, we are sent on a mission. The Eucharist gives us what we need to go and announce the Gospel, that is to bring the Good News to others. Receiving the Bread of Life gives us the strength to love and serve like Jesus. We go out with God’s blessing.


The Grow in Love programme aims to involve parents, parish leaders and the wider parish community in preparing children for First Eucharist. The sacramental preparation of children is the responsibility of the home, school and parish working together in partnership. Together with Baptism and Confirmation, the celebration of First Eucharist opens the door to full membership of the Christian community.

Loving God,
We call to mind the children who have prepared for First Eucharist during the year and all who care for them. We ask your blessing on all of them and on all of us gathered here. May we always walk as children of the light and be prepared to share that light with those whom we meet.

First Holy Communion Programme Dates 2016-2017
10 am Sunday 2nd October Enrolment
10 am Sunday 30th October 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
10 am Sunday 20th November Feast of Christ the King
10 am Sunday 11th December 3rd Sunday of Advent
10 am Sunday 22nd January 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
10 am Sunday 12th February 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
10 am Sunday 19th March 3rd Sunday of Lent
10 am Sunday 9th April Palm Sunday
7.30 pm Thursday 13th April Holy Thursday
10.30 am Sunday 30th April 3rd Sunday of Easter
10.30 am Sunday 18th June Corpus Christi

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