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First Communion Programme for 2015/2016

   
We will have three 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 11 Jan 2015 at 3.30 pm  
  Small groups Weeks commencing 19 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Feb, 23 Feb
  Plenary session Sunday 15 Mar at 3.30 pm
     
Children's meetings   Weekly from end of Apr to middle of Jun (excluding half-term)
Blessing Cup Meal   Sunday 21 Jun at 12.30 in St Joseph's School Hall
Celebration   Sunday 28 Jun or 12 July 2015
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Set 2

Parents' meeting Opening session Sunday 7 Jun 2015 at 3.30 pm
  Small groups Weeks commencing 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul
  Plenary session Sunday 26 Jul at 3.30 pm
     
Children's meetings   Weekly from mid Sep to end of Oct (excluding half-term)
Blessing Cup Meal   Sunday 8 Nov at 12.30 in St Joseph's School Hall
Celebration   Sunday 15 Nov or 22 Nov 2015
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Set 3

Parents' meeting Opening session Sunday 27 Sep 2015 at 3.30 pm
  Small groups Weeks commencing 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 9 Nov, 16 Nov
  Plenary session Sunday 29 Nov at 3.30 pm
     
Children's meetings   Weekly from end of Jan to mid Mar 2016 (excluding half-term)
Blessing Cup Meal   Sunday 10 Apr 2016 at 12.30 in St Joseph's School Hall
Celebration   Sunday 17 Apr or 26 Apr 2016


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Application Form and Cost

 

Please click here if you would like to download a First Communion pamphlet and application form.
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 complete the application form clearly and accurately. We can only accept applications accompanied by copied baptismal certificates.

Please detach the 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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