First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion Ceremonies 2020

We are delighted that very soon we will be celebrating First Holy Communion for the children who have just transferred into 3rd Class.
Parents are asked to practice the prayers with your children and to show them how to properly receive Holy Communion in the hand.
The prayers and an explanation about the reception of Holy Communion can be found in the booklet. Under the guidelines to which the church must adhere, we cannot distribute booklets on the day.
However, a booklet can be downloaded for the First Holy Communion Ceremony by clicking on this image:

First Holy Communion Booklet

Private Prayer before Communion

Lord Jesus, come to me.

Lord Jesus, give me your love.

Lord Jesus, come to me and give me yourself.


Lord Jesus, friend of children, come to me.

Lord Jesus, you are my Lord and my God.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Private Prayer after Communion

Lord Jesus, I love and adore you.

You’re a special friend to me.

Welcome Lord Jesus, O welcome.

Thank you for coming to me.

Thank you Lord Jesus, O thank you

for giving yourself to me.

Make me strong to show your love

Wherever I may be


Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay

Close by me forever and love me I pray.

Bless all of us children in your tender care

And bring us to heaven to live with you there.


I’m ready now Lord Jesus.

To show how much I care.

I’m ready now to give your love

at home and everywhere. Amen

First Holy Communion September 2020 - Covid-19 Updates

The church operates under the precautions currently in operation. As you will be aware, these may change from time to time.
A number of questions have arisen in recent days regarding the Celebration of First Holy Communion and the latest measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
The situation, as of 10th September 2020, is that the First Holy Communion ceremonies can continue as planned. In the church, the attendance is limited to the child and parents (or guardians or two adults) only.
The recent advice relates to celebrations that may take place at home following the First Holy Communion ceremony. A limit of 6 visitors per household is all that the precautions permit.
Questions have been asked about the attendance of siblings and other family members in the church. Unfortunately, the ceremony is limited to the children receiving their first holy communion and their parents (or guardians or two adults) only.
Questions have been asked about visitors from overseas attending the ceremony. Anyone coming from overseas is required to follow the guidelines for those coming from overseas. Depending on the country, this may require the person to quarantine. If the person is required to quarantine, under no circumstances should they attend any of the First Holy Communion or other Masses or services in the church until the period of quarantine has been completed.
Questions have been asked about erecting a marquee or relatives remaining outside the church during the ceremony with the ceremony being relayed outside. This is not permitted for churches under the current restrictions which limit outdoor gatherings to a maximum of 15 people.
Please check back here for further updates should they arise.

Preparation Masses 2020- 2021

Do This in Memory MASS 

This page is for updates from the Do This In Memory committee for children who will receive their First Holy Communion in 2021.