© Oughterard Parish 2017

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The Parish of Oughterard

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Welcome to the parish sacrament preparation programmes

The parish is genuinely delighted to welcome your children to our sacrament preparation programme. This is a year for all of your family, not just the child making their Communion or Confirmation. The organisation is complex, and our volunteer core is quite small. Please, for a start, read the appropriate details below to help us get off to a good start. Then, click on the appropriate link below. Don’t be put off by the direct and legal-type language used. This is to help matters get off to a good start so everyone can enjoy this special year for you and your family. Please follow all the directives given to the letter as much as possible therefore.

Please note the following requirements for full participation in the First Holy Communion

Programme

1. You   must   produce   your   child’s   baptism   cert   before   15th   December   2019.   This   may   be   dropped   in   to   the   parish office   letterbox   or   in   person   during   office   hours   up   to   this   date.   Please   do   not   send   to   the   parish   priests   house.   It will   then   be   given   back   to   your   child   after   the   priest   has   verified   it.   If   your   child   was   baptised   in   Oughterard   and you   did   not   receive   a   baptism   cert,   please   be   patient   as   all   children   born   after   January   2007   have   had   their   certs reissued.   We   will   contact   all   parents   whom   have   not   complied   as   reception   of   the   sacraments   without   proof   of baptism is impossible. 2. The   parents   and   the   children   are   required   to   print,   fill   out,   then   sign   two   commitment   forms,   downloadable   from the   parish   website   at   the   bottom   of   the   Holy   Communion   page   (link   below).   ONLY   USE   THESE   2019-2020 VERSIONS,   NOT   OLDER   VERSION   PLEASE.   This   is   a   new   program   with   new   commitments.   These   will   then   be presented   by   you   and   your   child   at   the   end   of   the   enrolment   mass.   Parents/Guardians   are   to   download,   fill   out and   present   at   the   end   of   the   enrolment   mass   the   parental   consent   form   at   the   bottom   of   the   same   linked   page. This is essential. 3. There   will   be   a   roll   book   for   the   children   to   sign   before   all   masses.   It   will   be   found   at   the   back   of   the   church.   If   a child has not signed in for a number of masses, clarification will be sought from the parents/guardians. 4. The   sacramental   preparation   programme   needs   sufficient   volunteers   to   run.   If   the   programme   does   not   run   the parish   will   not   be   in   a   position   to   offer   First   Holy   Communion   to   the   2nd   class   children   this   year   (2019-2020).   I know   that   this   will   not   happen,   and   that   there   will   be   sufficient   parental   help.   Please   email   the   sacrament   co- ordinator   (Mrs   June   Threlfel)   with   your   contact   details   to   be   included   in   the   organising   group   communication.   A “whatsapp”   group   will   suffice   for   the   running   of   the   organising   groups.   The   time   required   will   only   be   2-2.5   hours per month. 5. The   cost   of   the   programme   is   kept   to   a   bare   minimum,   but   we   seek   €15   per   child,   to   be   paid   before   1st   Holy Confession   in   2020. As   one   suggestion,   the   parents   may   loan   this   money   to   their   child   and   it   may   be   repaid   from Communion money received by them. This however is up to the parents to decide yes or otherwise. Thank you

Please note the following requirements for full participation in the Confirmation

Programme

1 . You   must   produce   your   child’s   baptism   cert   before   15th   December   2019.   This   may   be   dropped   in   to   the   parish office   letterbox   or   in   person   during   office   hours   up   to   this   date.   Please   do   not   send   to   the   parish   priests   house.   It will   then   be   given   back   to   your   child   after   the   priest   has   verified   it.   If   your   child   was   baptised   in   Oughterard   and you   did   not   receive   a   baptism   cert,   please   be   patient   as   all   children   born   after   January   2007   have   had   their   certs reissued.   We   will   contact   all   parents   whom   have   not   complied   as   reception   of   the   sacraments   without   proof   of baptism is impossible. 2 . he   parents   and   the   children   are   required   to   print,   fill   out,   then   sign   two   commitment   forms,   downloadable   from   the parish   website   at   the   bottom   of   the   Confirmation   page   (link   below).   ONLY   USE   THESE   2019-2020   VERSIONS, NOT   OLDER   VERSION   PLEASE. This   is   a   new   program   with   new   commitments. These   will   then   be   presented   by you   and   your   child   at   the   end   of   the   enrolment   mass.   Parents/Guardians   are   to   download,   fill   out   and   present   at the end of the enrolment mass the parental consent form at the bottom of the same linked page. This is essential. 3 . The   opening   meeting   for   all   parents   of   Confirmation   children   will   be   Monday   30th   September   2019   at   8:00pm   in the   parish   offices.   We   need   some   little   generosity   on   the   part   of   your   time   to   make   our   Confirmation   preparation possible.   The   heart   of   the   preparation   in   the   “You   shall   be   my   witnesses”   programme,   where   parents   take   on responsibility   to   be   discussion   leaders/facilitators   for   groups   of   8-10   children   (2   adults   for   each   group   of   8-10 children).   All   necessary   training   and   support   will   be   provided   by   the   parish.   Please   visit   the   parish   calendar available   HERE   to   see   the   meeting   dates   listed   out. All   meetings   will   be   in   the   Boat   Inn,   Thursday   evenings   from 7:30pm   to   approximately   8:45pm. After   Christmas,   the   second   part   of   the   programme   will   explore   responsibility   as a     young     believer     in     Jesus.     Focus     will     be     given     to     responsibility     towards     the     environment,     the family/community/parish,   and   finally   responsibility   towards   truth.   These   meetings   will   take   place   in   the   soon   to   be opened Lamb of God chapel, Oughterard church. 4 . There   will   be   a   roll   book   for   the   children   to   sign   before   all   masses.   It   will   be   found   at   the   back   of   the   church.   If   a child has not signed in for a number of masses, clarification will be sought from the parents 5 . We   ask   that   potential   volunteers   decide   if   at   all   possible   to   commit   at   the   end   of   the   first   meeting   of   the   30th September.   This   is   to   allow   sufficient   time   for   the   compulsory   Garda   vetting   to   be   carried   out.   This   vetting   is   co- ordinated   through   the   diocesan   offices   with   all   due   confidentiality.   Being   a   leader/facilitator   allows   a   unique window   into   the   minds   and   hearts   of   these   young   children   as   they   prepare   for   a   big   transition   in   their   young   lives. Fathers   are   especially   encouraged   to   volunteer,   as   the   male/female   balance   adds   greatly   to   discussion   and   fun   of the programme nights in question. 6 . All   requirements   of   Garda   vetting   (identical   to   the   vetting   undertaken   by   other   sports   clubs   for   example)   will   be explained in detail. 7 . Adults   available   to   volunteer   will   meet   just   once   for   1   ½   hours   or   so   before   the   programme   begins.   This   will   be held   in   the   parish   offices   where   all   required   training   will   be   given.   Support   will   also   be   given   on   the   programme nights in question. 8 . There   will   be   an   enrolment   mass   in   the   parish   church   on   Sunday   17th   November   at   11:30am.   All   commitment forms,   as   well   as   parental   consent   forms,   must   be   downloaded   and   filled   out   beforehand.   More   details   of   the mass will be found by following the link below. 9 . The   cost   of   the   programme   is   kept   to   a   bare   minimum,   but   we   seek   €15   per   child,   to   be   paid   before   Ash Wednesday   2020.   As   one   suggestion,   the   parents   may   loan   this   money   to   their   child   and   it   may   be   repaid   from Communion money received by them. This however is up to the parents to decide yes or otherwise. Thank you

First Communion

Confirmation

© Oughterard Parish 2017

School Sacraments

.

The Parish of Oughterard

+353 91 55 22 90

Welcome to the parish sacrament

preparation programmes

The parish is genuinely delighted to welcome your children to our sacrament preparation programme. This is a year for all of your family, not just the child making their Communion or Confirmation. The organisation is complex, and our volunteer core is quite small. Please, for a start, read the appropriate details below to help us get off to a good start. Then, click on the appropriate link below. Don’t be put off by the direct and legal-type language used. This is to help matters get off to a good start so everyone can enjoy this special year for you and your family. Please follow all the directives given to the letter as much as possible therefore.

Please note the following requirements for full

participation in the First Holy Communion

Programme

1. You   must   produce   your   child’s   baptism   cert   before   15th December    2019.   This    may    be    dropped    in    to    the    parish office   letterbox   or   in   person   during   office   hours   up   to   this date.   Please   do   not   send   to   the   parish   priests   house.   It   will then   be   given   back   to   your   child   after   the   priest   has   verified it.   If   your   child   was   baptised   in   Oughterard   and   you   did   not receive   a   baptism   cert,   please   be   patient   as   all   children born   after   January   2007   have   had   their   certs   reissued.   We will    contact    all    parents    whom    have    not    complied    as reception   of   the   sacraments   without   proof   of   baptism   is impossible. 2. The   parents   and   the   children   are   required   to   print,   fill   out, then   sign   two   commitment   forms,   downloadable   from   the parish   website   at   the   bottom   of   the   Holy   Communion   page (link   below).   ONLY   USE   THESE   2019-2020   VERSIONS, NOT   OLDER   VERSION   PLEASE.   This   is   a   new   program with   new   commitments.   These   will   then   be   presented   by you    and    your    child    at    the    end    of    the    enrolment    mass. Parents/Guardians   are   to   download,   fill   out   and   present   at the   end   of   the   enrolment   mass   the   parental   consent   form   at the bottom of the same linked page. This is essential. 3. There   will   be   a   roll   book   for   the   children   to   sign   before   all masses.   It   will   be   found   at   the   back   of   the   church.   If   a   child has   not   signed   in   for   a   number   of   masses,   clarification   will be sought from the parents/guardians. 4. The   sacramental   preparation   programme   needs   sufficient volunteers   to   run.   If   the   programme   does   not   run   the   parish will   not   be   in   a   position   to   offer   First   Holy   Communion   to   the 2nd   class   children   this   year   (2019-2020).   I   know   that   this will   not   happen,   and   that   there   will   be   sufficient   parental help.   Please   email   the   sacrament   co-ordinator   (Mrs   June Threlfel)    with    your    contact    details    to    be    included    in    the organising   group   communication.   A   “whatsapp”   group   will suffice   for   the   running   of   the   organising   groups.   The   time required will only be 2-2.5 hours per month. 5. The   cost   of   the   programme   is   kept   to   a   bare   minimum,   but we    seek    €15    per    child,    to    be    paid    before    1st    Holy Confession   in   2020.   As   one   suggestion,   the   parents   may loan   this   money   to   their   child   and   it   may   be   repaid   from Communion   money   received   by   them.   This   however   is   up to the parents to decide yes or otherwise. Thank you

Please note the following requirements for full

participation in the Confirmation Programme

1 . You   must   produce   your   child’s   baptism   cert   before   15th December    2019.   This    may    be    dropped    in    to    the    parish office   letterbox   or   in   person   during   office   hours   up   to   this date.   Please   do   not   send   to   the   parish   priests   house.   It   will then   be   given   back   to   your   child   after   the   priest   has   verified it.   If   your   child   was   baptised   in   Oughterard   and   you   did   not receive   a   baptism   cert,   please   be   patient   as   all   children born   after   January   2007   have   had   their   certs   reissued.   We will    contact    all    parents    whom    have    not    complied    as reception   of   the   sacraments   without   proof   of   baptism   is impossible. 2 . he   parents   and   the   children   are   required   to   print,   fill   out, then   sign   two   commitment   forms,   downloadable   from   the parish   website   at   the   bottom   of   the   Confirmation   page   (link below).   ONLY   USE   THESE   2019-2020   VERSIONS,   NOT OLDER   VERSION   PLEASE.   This   is   a   new   program   with new   commitments.   These   will   then   be   presented   by   you and     your     child     at     the     end     of     the     enrolment     mass. Parents/Guardians   are   to   download,   fill   out   and   present   at the   end   of   the   enrolment   mass   the   parental   consent   form   at the bottom of the same linked page. This is essential. 3 . The    opening    meeting    for    all    parents    of    Confirmation children   will   be   Monday   30th   September   2019   at   8:00pm   in the   parish   offices.   We   need   some   little   generosity   on   the part    of    your    time    to    make    our    Confirmation    preparation possible.   The   heart   of   the   preparation   in   the   “You   shall   be my     witnesses”     programme,     where     parents     take     on responsibility   to   be   discussion   leaders/facilitators   for   groups of   8-10   children   (2   adults   for   each   group   of   8-10   children). All   necessary   training   and   support   will   be   provided   by   the parish.   Please   visit   the   parish   calendar   available   HERE   to see   the   meeting   dates   listed   out. All   meetings   will   be   in   the Boat   Inn,   Thursday   evenings   from   7:30pm   to   approximately 8:45pm. After   Christmas,   the   second   part   of   the   programme will    explore    responsibility    as    a    young    believer    in    Jesus. Focus     will     be     given     to     responsibility     towards     the environment,     the     family/community/parish,     and     finally responsibility   towards   truth.   These   meetings   will   take   place in   the   soon   to   be   opened   Lamb   of   God   chapel,   Oughterard church. 4 . There   will   be   a   roll   book   for   the   children   to   sign   before   all masses.   It   will   be   found   at   the   back   of   the   church.   If   a   child has   not   signed   in   for   a   number   of   masses,   clarification   will be sought from the parents 5 . We   ask   that   potential   volunteers   decide   if   at   all   possible   to commit    at    the    end    of    the    first    meeting    of    the    30th September.     This     is     to     allow     sufficient     time     for     the compulsory   Garda   vetting   to   be   carried   out.   This   vetting   is co-ordinated    through    the    diocesan    offices    with    all    due confidentiality.    Being    a    leader/facilitator    allows    a    unique window   into   the   minds   and   hearts   of   these   young   children as   they   prepare   for   a   big   transition   in   their   young   lives. Fathers    are    especially    encouraged    to    volunteer,    as    the male/female   balance   adds   greatly   to   discussion   and   fun   of the programme nights in question. 6 . All   requirements   of   Garda   vetting   (identical   to   the   vetting undertaken    by    other    sports    clubs    for    example)    will    be explained in detail. 7 . Adults   available   to   volunteer   will   meet   just   once   for   1   ½ hours   or   so   before   the   programme   begins.   This   will   be   held in   the   parish   offices   where   all   required   training   will   be   given. Support    will    also    be    given    on    the    programme    nights    in question. 8 . There   will   be   an   enrolment   mass   in   the   parish   church   on Sunday   17th   November   at   11:30am. All   commitment   forms, as   well   as   parental   consent   forms,   must   be   downloaded and   filled   out   beforehand.   More   details   of   the   mass   will   be found by following the link below. 9 . The   cost   of   the   programme   is   kept   to   a   bare   minimum,   but we   seek   €15   per   child,   to   be   paid   before Ash   Wednesday 2020. As   one   suggestion,   the   parents   may   loan   this   money to   their   child   and   it   may   be   repaid   from   Communion   money received   by   them.   This   however   is   up   to   the   parents   to decide yes or otherwise. Thank you

First Communion

Confirmation