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With You Always - Holy Communion 2021

At St Cecilia's Junior School, we follow the 'With You Always' sacramental preparation programme. 

Jesus spoke to them… ‘and know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.’ (Matthew 28:20)

Parents ‘…will be the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith. May they also be the best of teachers bearing witness to the faith by what they say and do…’ (Rite of Baptism)

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, our plans for the children to receive the sacraments of First Communion and First Confession have had to be delayed due to lockdown. In light of these periods of lockdown we have two year groups to make their First Holy Communion and Reconciliation. Below is a letter from Fr. Conor regarding the arrangements for the Year 4 and Year 5 children to make their First Holy Communion.  

Holy Communion 2021 letter from Fr. Conor

Our children faced a very difficult time in preparation for receiving the sacrament of Eucharist over the past two years. With Holy Communion Services unable to take place last year, due to pandemic restrictions, we are delighted that the children have been able to have their special day this year. We appreciate how different preparations have had to be and we thank you for your patience and understanding. Although a very different service than usual, with restricted guests and other guidelines to adhere to - our wonderful children once again were a credit to the school and we are very proud of them. God bless you all in your journey in faith and congratulations on receiving Jesus for the first time children - keep receiving Jesus at Mass, in communion, as often as you can. You are always welcome in God's House. 

First Holy Communion 2021