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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Today’s Mass Readings
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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
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Yesterday’s dead,
Tomorrow’s unborn,
So there’s nothing to fear
And nothing to mourn.
For all that is past
And all that has been
Can never return
To be lived once again.
And what lies ahead
Or the things that will be
Are still in God’s hands
So it is not up to me
To live in the future
That is God’s great unknown,
For the past and the present
God claims for His own.
So all I need do
Is to live for Today
And trust God to show me
The truth and the way.
For it’s only the memory
Of things that have been
And expecting tomorrow
To bring trouble again
That fills my today,
Which God wants to bless,
With uncertain fears
And borrowed distress.
For all I need live for
Is this one little minute,
For life’s here and now
And eternity’s in it.
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(Helen Steiner Rice)

 

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