© Oughterard Parish 2017

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The Parish of Oughterard

+353 91 55 22 90

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The World Meeting of Families comes to Ireland it will be a joyful and enriching occasion for adults, young people and children. During these five days, in the RDS Dublin, there will be time to meet and share, pray and reflect, grow in faith and love, celebrate, as well as gather strength to continue the journey of life.

Welcome to the parish sacrament preparation programme

You will find detailed information on the 2017-2018 Sacrament Preparation program for you and your children in the links below. Please note the following requirements for First Holy Communion (next years programme, 2018-2019, will follow the same proceedure too) 1. You   must   produce   your   child’s   baptism   cert   before   Christmas    2017 . This   may   be   dropped   in   to   a   parish   envelope   held   by   your child’s   teacher   up   to   1   week   before   this   date.   Please   do   not   send   to   the   parish   priests   house   please.   It   may   then   be   collected   from   school after the priest has verified it. 2. The   parents   and   the   children   are   required   to   print,   fill   out,   then   sign   an   enrolment   form,   downloadable   from   the   parish   website. ONLY   USE THE   2017-2018   VERSION,   NOT THE   OLDER   VERSION   PLEASE. This   is   a   new   program   with   new   commitments.   It   will   then   be presented   by   you   at   the   enrolment      mass   .   Parents/Guardians   are   to   download   the   two   commitment   forms   required   in   addition   to   a   parental consent form at the bottom of the linked page. Link at bottom of this page. 3. There will be a roll book for the children to sign before all masses. 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   (2017-2018) .   I   know   that   this   will   not   happen ,   and   that there   will   be   sufficient   parental   help . Two   groups   of   four   adults   (8   in   total)   are   needed   to   co-ordinate   with   another   two   groups   of   4-8   adults for   the   social   /   practical   /   administrative   aspects.   Please   email   me   (Fr   Michael   Connolly   pp.,)   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 for 3 months. Three masses before Christmas and three masses after Christmas, shared between two groups. 5. The   cost   of   the   programme   is   kept   to   a   bare   minimum,   averaging   at       15-18   per   child.   Families   are   asked   to   cover   the   cost   of their child if at all possible by putting this ammount in the collection baskets over the course of the year. Thank you.

Please note the following for Confirmation

1. You   must   produce   your   child’s   baptism   cert   before   the   enrolment   mass   to   be   held   in   January   2018 .   This   may   be   dropped   in   to a   parish   envelope   held   by   your   child’s   teacher   up   to   1   week   before   this   date.   Please   do   not   send   to   the   parish   priests   house   please.   It   may then be collected from school after the priest has verified it. 2. This   programme   requires   volunteers   to   make   it   run.   Please   complete   the   Garda   vetting   form   and   deliver   in   person   to   fr Michael after any weekend mass, together with a passport and proof of address.
© Oughterard Parish 2017

School Sacraments

.

The Parish of Oughterard

+353 91 55 22 90

The World Meeting of Families comes to Ireland it will be a joyful and enriching occasion for adults, young people and children. During these five days, in the RDS Dublin, there will be time to meet and share, pray and reflect, grow in faith and love, celebrate, as well as gather strength to continue the journey of life.

Welcome to the parish sacrament preparation

programme

You will find detailed information on the 2017-2018 Sacrament Preparation program for you and your children in the links below. Please   note   the   following   requirements   for   First   Holy   Communion   (next   years programme, 2018-2019, will follow the same proceedure too) 1. You   must   produce   your   child’s   baptism   cert   before   Christmas   2017 .   This   may   be   dropped   in   to   a   parish   envelope   held   by   your   child’s teacher   up   to   1   week   before   this   date.   Please   do   not   send   to   the   parish priests   house   please.   It   may   then   be   collected   from   school   after   the   priest has verified it. 2. The   parents   and   the   children   are   required   to   print,   fill   out,   then sign   an   enrolment   form,   downloadable   from   the   parish   website.   ONLY   USE THE   2017-2018   VERSION,   NOT   THE   OLDER   VERSION   PLEASE.   This   is   a new   program   with   new   commitments.   It   will   then   be   presented   by   you   at   the enrolment      mass   .   Parents/Guardians   are   to   download   the   two   commitment forms   required   in   addition   to   a   parental   consent   form   at   the   bottom   of   the linked page. Link at bottom of this page. 3. There   will   be   a   roll   book   for   the   children   to   sign   before   all masses. 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 (2017-2018) .    I    know    that    this    will    not    happen ,    and    that    there    will    be sufficient   parental   help .   Two   groups   of   four   adults   (8   in   total)   are   needed   to co-ordinate   with   another   two   groups   of   4-8   adults   for   the   social   /   practical   / administrative   aspects.   Please   email   me   (Fr   Michael   Connolly   pp.,)   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   for   3   months.   Three   masses before   Christmas   and   three   masses   after   Christmas,   shared   between   two groups. 5. The    cost    of    the    programme    is    kept    to    a    bare    minimum, averaging   at       15-18   per   child.   Families   are   asked   to   cover   the   cost   of   their child   if   at   all   possible   by   putting   this   ammount   in   the   collection   baskets   over the course of the year. Thank you.

Please note the following for Confirmation

1. You    must    produce    your    child’s    baptism    cert    before    the enrolment   mass   to   be   held   in   January   2018 .    This   may   be   dropped   in   to   a parish   envelope   held   by   your   child’s   teacher   up   to   1   week   before   this   date. Please   do   not   send   to   the   parish   priests   house   please.   It   may   then   be collected from school after the priest has verified it. 2. This   programme   requires   volunteers   to   make   it   run.   Please complete   the   Garda   vetting   form   and   deliver   in   person   to   fr   Michael   after   any weekend mass, together with a passport and proof of address.