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First Communion Programme for 2014/2015

   
There are 3 opportunities to prepare for First Communion during the year. Please choose the sessions that will be best for the whole of your family. Each set of sessions will be limited to a maximum of 18 children and will be awarded on a first come basis. The age requirements for each set are:

 

Please note: All courses are now full.

Set 1

  Parents' meeting Opening session Sunday 12 Jan 2014 at 3.30 pm  
  Small groups Weeks commencing 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 24 Feb
  Plenary session Sunday 2 Mar at 3.30 pm
     
Children's meetings   Weekly from end of Apr to middle of June (excluding half-term)
Blessing Cup Meal   Sunday 29 Jun at 12.30 in St Joseph's School Hall
Celebration   Sunday 6 July or 13 July 2014
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Set 2

Parents' meeting Opening session Sunday 4 May 2014 at 3.30 pm
  Small groups Weeks commencing 12 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun
  Plenary session Sunday 6 Jul at 3.30 pm
     
Children's meetings   Weekly from mid Sep to end of Oct (excluding half-term)
Blessing Cup Meal   Sunday 9 Nov at 12.30 in St Joseph's School Hall
Celebration   Sunday 16 Nov or 23 Nov 2014
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Set 3

Parents' meeting Opening session Sunday 5 Oct 2014 at 3.30 pm
  Small groups Weeks commencing 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov
  Plenary session Sunday 30 Nov at 3.30 pm
     
Children's meetings   Weekly from end of Jan to mid Mar 2015 (excluding half-term)
Blessing Cup Meal   Sunday 26 Apr 2015 at 12.30 in St Joseph's School Hall
Celebration   Sunday 3 May or 10 May 2015


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Application Form and Cost

 

An application form is in the First Communion pamphlet available from the Parish Office or from the back of the church.
No one should think they are unable to prepare for First Communion (and First Reconciliation) because they cannot afford it.  But these programmes do need funding. There is a considerable outlay from parish funds for books, videos, materials etc.
Thus we would suggest a donation of £30.00 for the whole process. If you are able to give more to fund those who are less well off than yourselves that will be gratefully received. If you prefer, you may donate £15 with your application and then £15 at the first meeting. Please enclose your donation with the application form.

Please detach the application form and keep the rest of the pamphlet for your reference and return the completed application form with your donation, to the Parish Office at your earliest convenience. 
Please tick which set you wish to take part in. Only complete forms with baptism certificates will be accepted as having booked a place. Click here for details of Reconciliation programme.

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