First Holy Communion


Following the easing of COVID restrictions, and the impact that has on our Church, it has been decided that there will be one First Holy Communion Mass on Saturday October 9th at 11.00am. Numbers in the Church will still be restricted to 100 so there will be 1 pew per family allocated. A meeting for parents in the church on Monday 20th Sept is planned. Further details will be available nearer the time.


In order to adhere to COVID rules, and avoid the sharing of resources, this year’s sessions will require the following:

  • Children to bring their own pencil case and contents.
  • Children to bring a drink for a short break in the session.
  • Parents to ensure that children have used the bathroom before the session as there are no facilities in the Church or Parish Hall.
  • Parents not to bring children that are displaying symptoms, or that are in a household that is displaying symptoms or tested positive for COVID.

Parents will form a socially distanced queue at the side entrance at 15.45 hrs for a 16.00 hrs start

Parents will register the children in the Church porch where the children will be taken through to the Church to be seated no more than three to a pew. Parents will leave through the main doors of the Church. This will create a one way system.

Parents will not be required to stay so as to minimise the number of people in the Church and avoid any potential mixing of household bubbles in the Church.

Doors of the Church will be locked for a 16.00hrs start. This is to avoid members of the public coming into Church during the sessions.

Doors will be opened at 17.00hrs when the children will be brought out to be collected by parents.

Parents are asked to wait on the plaza outside the Church until a Catechist has brought out their child.

Please be prompt for 15.45 registration to avoid any delays in the commencement of the programme.

Your Catechists for 2021 will be:

Alan Malone

Linda Malone

Deacon Stephen Munday

Louise Kolbeinsen

Gerard Bromley

Steve Wareing

We hope that these measures will ensure the safety of the children in minimising the risks associated with COVID and ensure that we can have an uninterrupted pathway to the FHC Masses in October.

Thank you.