Do This In Memory

The Parish Celebrations of First Holy Communion will take place on Sunday 10th and 17th May. We welcome the children and their parents to the Preparation Masses during the time ahead and pray that these will be occasions of special grace and blessing for them. Enrolment Mass for the children preparing to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist/Penance took place on Sunday 15th December at 10.30 am.

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.

The celebration of First Holy Communion for the Children in Harold’s Cross National School will take place on Sunday 19th May and St. Clare’s on Sunday 26th May 2019. 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4
 

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Lord Jesus Christ, you travelled through the towns and villages curing every disease and illness. At your command, the sick were made well. Come to our help now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care and the love of their friends.
Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbours from helping one another.
Lord Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side at this time of uncertainty and anxiety.
Be with those who have died from the virus. May they rest in your eternal peace.
Be with those who care for the sick.
Be with the families of those who are sick, and protect them from illness and despair. May they know your peace and put their trust in you. Amen.
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