First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion Ceremonies 2021

Preparation Masses 2020- 2021

Do This in Memory MASS 

The bishop has requested that the celebration of First Holy Communion not take place until after the Summer holidays.

We will place a notice here when dates have been arranged.

Due to the current restrictions, it may not be possible to gather for Masses with all the children as in previous years. However, we are hopeful that restrictions may be eased in 2021. At present we are asking parents who would like their children to receive First Holy Communion in 2021 to register for our Do This in Memory Programme. 

St. Mary's Parish is organizing classes for children from St. Mary's Parish that attend the Gaelscoil. If you are living in St. Mary's parish (along the Dublin Road, north of the Glenside Hotel towards Drogheda, including Beabeg Lane, Beabeg, Grange Rath, Deepforde, Wheaton Hall etc) please contact St. Mary's Parish Office to register for First Penance and First Holy Communion 041-9834587
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