© Oughterard Parish 2017

School Sacraments

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The Parish of Oughterard

+353 91 55 22 90

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Welcome to the parish sacrament preparation programme

You will find detailed information on the 2018-2019 Sacrament Preparation program for you and your children in the links below.

Please note the following for First Holy Communion

1 . You   must   produce   your   child’s   baptism   cert   before   15th   December    2018 .   This   may   be   dropped   in   to   a   parish   envelope   held   by   your child’s   teacher   or   school   secretary   up   to   this   date.   Please   do   not   send   to   the   parish   priests   house   or   the   parish   office   please.   It   may then   be   collected   from   school   after   the   priest   has   verified   it.   If   your   child   was   baptised   in   Oughterard   and   you   did   not   receive   a baptism   cert,   please   download   he   cert   re-issue   form   found   at   the   bottom   of   this   page      here ,   print,   fill   out   and   deliver   to Angela   Lee   if your   child   goes   to   Oughterard   N.S.   Otherwise   download,   fill   out   using   text-boxes,   resave   and   email   to   oughterparish@gmail.com    the cert   re-issue   form   found   at   the   bottom   of   this   page      here .   There   is   no   need   to   print   the   form,   nor   to   offer   a   donation.   Please   put BAPTISMcertREQUEST   in   the   subject   header.   The   Baptism   cert   issued   may   be   collected   as   instructed   on   the   request   form   and brought to school by your child. 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   2018-2019   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. 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   (2018-2019) .   I   know   that   this   will   not   happen ,   and   that there   will   be   sufficient   parental   help .   One   group   of   up   to   8   adults   is   needed   to   co-ordinate   with   another   two   groups   of   4-8   adults   for the   social   /   practical   /   administrative   aspects.   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.   There   will   be   Three   masses   before   Christmas   and   three   masses   after   Christmas   to organise. 5 . The   cost   of   the   programme   is   kept   to   a   bare   minimum,   but   we   seek    20   per   child.   It   is   suggested   that   the   parents   put   forward    10   (to be   given   in   to   the   school   teacher)   while   the   children   may   put   forward    10   from   their   First   Communion   Monies   (to   be   borrowed   from parents until May 2019). This however is up to the parents to decide yes or otherwise. Thank you.

Please note the following for Confirmation

1 . You   must   produce   your   child’s   baptism   cert   before   15th   December    2018 .   This   may   be   dropped   in   to   a   parish   envelope   held   by   your child’s   teacher   or   school   secretary   up   to   this   date.   Please   do   not   send   to   the   parish   priests   house   or   the   parish   office   please.   It   may then   be   collected   from   school   after   the   priest   has   verified   it.   f   your   child   was   baptised   in   Oughterard   and   you   did   not   receive   a baptism   cert,   please   download   he   cert   re-issue   form   found   at   the   bottom   of   this   page      here ,   print,   fill   out   and   deliver   to Angela   Lee   if your   child   goes   to   Oughterard   N.S.   Otherwise   download,   fill   out   using   text-boxes,   resave   and   email   to   oughterparish@gmail.com    the cert   re-issue   form   found   at   the   bottom   of   this   page      here .   There   is   no   need   to   print   the   form,   nor   to   offer   a   donation.   Please   put BAPTISMcertREQUEST   in   the   subject   header.   The   Baptism   cert   issued   may   be   collected   as   instructed   on   the   request   form   and brought to school by your child. 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   Confirmation   page   (link   below).   ONLY   USE THESE   2018-2019   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   Wednesday   24th   October   2018   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   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, Monday evenings from 7:30pm to approximately 8:45pm. 4 . We   ask   that   potential   volunteers   decide   if   at   all   possible   to   commit   at   the   end   of   the   first   meeting   of   the   24th   October .   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. 5 . All requirements of Garda vetting (identical to the vetting undertaken by other sports clubs for example) will be explained in detail. 6 . 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. 7 . There   will   be   an   enrolment   mass   in   the   parish   church   on   Sunday   11th   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. 8 . It   is   hoped   that   a   second   part   to   the   “you   shall   be   my   witnesses”   programme   will   be   available   for   three   nights   in   January . They   are   currently   being   developed   and   will   focus   on   age   appropriate   responsibility   towards   family   and   community,   creation   and   the search for truth. Confirmation of this will follow by the end of November. 9 . The   cost   of   the   programme   is   kept   to   a   bare   minimum,   but   we   seek    20   per   child.   It   is   suggested   that   the   parents   put   forward    10   (to be   collected   on   the   Monday   nights)   while   the   children   may   put   forward    10   from   their   Confirmation   Monies   (to   be   borrowed   from parents until March 2019). 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

programme

You will find detailed information on the 2018-2019 Sacrament Preparation program for you and your children in the links below.

Please note the following for First Holy

Communion

1 . You   must   produce   your   child’s   baptism   cert   before   15th   December   2018 .   This   may   be   dropped   in   to   a   parish   envelope   held   by   your child’s   teacher   or   school   secretary   up   to   this   date.   Please   do   not   send to   the   parish   priests   house   or   the   parish   office   please.   It   may   then   be collected   from   school   after   the   priest   has   verified   it.   If   your   child   was baptised   in   Oughterard   and   you   did   not   receive   a   baptism   cert,   please download   he   cert   re-issue   form   found   at   the   bottom   of   this   page      here , print,   fill   out   and   deliver   to Angela   Lee   if   your   child   goes   to   Oughterard N.S.   Otherwise   download,   fill   out   using   text-boxes,   resave   and   email to    oughterparish@gmail.com     the    cert    re-issue    form    found    at    the bottom   of   this   page      here .   There   is   no   need   to   print   the   form,   nor   to offer   a   donation.   Please   put   BAPTISMcertREQUEST   in   the   subject header.   The   Baptism   cert   issued   may   be   collected   as   instructed   on the request form and brought to school by your child. 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 2018-2019   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. 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   (2018-2019) .   I   know   that   this   will   not   happen ,   and   that   there will   be   sufficient   parental   help .   One   group   of   up   to   8   adults   is needed   to   co-ordinate   with   another   two   groups   of   4-8   adults   for   the social   /   practical   /   administrative   aspects.   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. There   will   be Three   masses   before Christmas and three masses after Christmas to organise. 5 . The   cost   of   the   programme   is   kept   to   a   bare   minimum,   but   we   seek  20   per   child.   It   is   suggested   that   the   parents   put   forward    10   (to   be given   in   to   the   school   teacher)   while   the   children   may   put   forward   10 from   their   First   Communion   Monies   (to   be   borrowed   from   parents   until May    2019).    This    however    is    up    to    the    parents    to    decide    yes    or otherwise. Thank you.

Please note the following for Confirmation

1 . You   must   produce   your   child’s   baptism   cert   before   15th   December   2018 .   This   may   be   dropped   in   to   a   parish   envelope   held   by   your child’s   teacher   or   school   secretary   up   to   this   date.   Please   do   not   send to   the   parish   priests   house   or   the   parish   office   please.   It   may   then   be collected   from   school   after   the   priest   has   verified   it.   f   your   child   was baptised   in   Oughterard   and   you   did   not   receive   a   baptism   cert,   please download   he   cert   re-issue   form   found   at   the   bottom   of   this   page      here , print,   fill   out   and   deliver   to Angela   Lee   if   your   child   goes   to   Oughterard N.S.   Otherwise   download,   fill   out   using   text-boxes,   resave   and   email to    oughterparish@gmail.com     the    cert    re-issue    form    found    at    the bottom   of   this   page      here .   There   is   no   need   to   print   the   form,   nor   to offer   a   donation.   Please   put   BAPTISMcertREQUEST   in   the   subject header.   The   Baptism   cert   issued   may   be   collected   as   instructed   on the request form and brought to school by your child. 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   Confirmation   page   (link   below).   ONLY   USE   THESE 2018-2019   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   Wednesday   24th   October   2018   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   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,   Monday   evenings   from   7:30pm   to approximately 8:45pm. 4 . We   ask   that   potential   volunteers   decide   if   at   all   possible   to   commit at   the   end   of   the   first   meeting   of   the   24th   October .   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. 5 . All   requirements   of   Garda   vetting   (identical   to   the   vetting   undertaken by other sports clubs for example) will be explained in detail. 6 . 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. 7 . There   will   be   an   enrolment   mass   in   the   parish   church   on   Sunday 11th    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. 8 . It   is   hoped   that   a   second   part   to   the   “you   shall   be   my   witnesses” programme   will   be   available   for   three   nights   in   January .   They   are currently     being     developed     and     will     focus     on     age     appropriate responsibility   towards   family   and   community,   creation   and   the   search for truth. Confirmation of this will follow by the end of November. 9 . The   cost   of   the   programme   is   kept   to   a   bare   minimum,   but   we   seek  20   per   child.   It   is   suggested   that   the   parents   put   forward    10   (to   be collected   on   the   Monday   nights)   while   the   children   may   put   forward  10   from   their   Confirmation   Monies   (to   be   borrowed   from   parents   until March   2019).   This   however   is   up   to   the   parents   to   decide   yes   or otherwise. Thank you.

First Communion

Confirmation