© Oughterard Parish 2017

First Communion

The Parish of Oughterard

+353 91 55 22 90

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Do This in Memory of Me Mass dates and times: (only 2017 dates set so far)

Enrolment mass: 22nd October 2017 at 11:30 am - Oughterard What to bring? commitment form, signed, for both child and adult. Child’s baptism candle What will happen? Introduction to what programme entails After homily, gifts are brought (bread and wine alone) then a procession of parent with child who will bring commitment forms to altar. Prayer candle will be lit, to be collected by each child at end of mass. Children will receive their First Holy Communion Preparation packs. After mass there may be a social gathering with tea etc. for all the families involved, in the parish meeting rooms. This must be organised in advance by a parent group, with parish assistance. Please put yourself forward!!! November 25th 2017 at 7:00 pm - Oughterard Leaf with names of deceased loved ones belonging to childrens family are brought forward and placed on a special tree. Name badges are to be displayed on a special display board in the church all year. Parent to give an after communion reflection. Christmas Eve 2017 mass: 24th December at 5 pm Entrance procession, 4-6 children carrying candles before priest to place baby Jesus in the crib. One child to give a welcome (2 minutes long) Two adult readers; readings are found HERE Gospel mime with Mary, Joseph, 3 sheppards and two angles 4-8 children with prayers of faithful; themes are family, parish and catholic church, civic leaders, poor (especially children), 4 more Two parents and two children bringing gifts Santa’s helpers, 3-4 children at each door Dad’s (5-7) are needed as ushers and basket collectors, and perhaps to help with traffic…   2-3 more mass in total after Christmas, details to follow by mid-January 2018…

Please read the information below and if you have understood then download the forms at the

bottom of the page.

What the programme entails:

Parents commitment form HERE

Childrens commitment form HERE

Parents consent form HERE

© Oughterard Parish 2017

First Communion

The Parish of Oughterard

+353 91 55 22 90

Do This in Memory of Me Mass dates and times:

(only 2017 dates set so far)

Enrolment mass: 22nd October 2017 at 11:30 am - Oughterard What to bring? commitment form, signed, for both child and adult. Child’s baptism candle What will happen? Introduction to what programme entails After homily, gifts are brought (bread and wine alone) then a procession of parent with child who will bring commitment forms to altar. Prayer candle will be lit, to be collected by each child at end of mass. Children will receive their First Holy Communion Preparation packs. After mass there may be a social gathering with tea etc. for all the families involved, in the parish meeting rooms. This must be organised in advance by a parent group, with parish assistance. Please put yourself forward!!! November 25th 2017 at 7:00 pm - Oughterard Leaf with names of deceased loved ones belonging to childrens family are brought forward and placed on a special tree. Name badges are to be displayed on a special display board in the church all year. Parent to give an after communion reflection. Christmas Eve 2017 mass: 24th December at 5 pm Entrance procession, 4-6 children carrying candles before priest to place baby Jesus in the crib. One child to give a welcome (2 minutes long) Two adult readers; readings are found HERE Gospel mime with Mary, Joseph, 3 sheppards and two angles 4-8 children with prayers of faithful; themes are family, parish and catholic church, civic leaders, poor (especially children), 4 more Two parents and two children bringing gifts Santa’s helpers, 3-4 children at each door Dad’s (5-7) are needed as ushers and basket collectors, and perhaps to help with traffic…   2-3 more mass in total after Christmas, details to follow by mid-January 2018…

Parents commitment form HERE

Childrens commitment form HERE

Parents consent form HERE