Do This In Memory

Due to the pandemic situation, the Sacrament of First Holy Communion has been postponed until the autumn. Please keep our young people in your prayers.

Preparing for First Eucharist helps 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.

This journey is not just for the children and their parents. As a community, we are called to affirm and support each other in our faith. We make this journey of faith together in the shelter of one another – we cannot do it alone. The parents and children preparing for First Eucharist need our encouragement and prayers. At the Last Supper, Jesus asked us to ‘do this in memory of me’. Each group of children who prepare for First Holy Communion help us all to remain faithful to that promise.

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The Do This In Memory 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 will prepare for First Eucharist during the coming 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.

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.Pope Francis has proclaimed a “Year of St Joseph”, running until 8 December 2021.

Prayer to St Joseph
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Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer,
Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
To you God entrusted his only Son;
in you Mary placed her trust;
with you Christ became man.
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Blessed Joseph, to us too,
show yourself a father
and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage,
and defend us from every evil. Amen.
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