Children from 2nd Class at Scoil Padre Pio will receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion on Saturday, 3rd October, 2020.
Like the Sacrament of Confirmation administered, on 15th August, to the 6th Class First Holy Communion will be celebrated with serious restriction on numbers present in the Church.
In consultation with Scoil Padre Pio, there will be two ceremonies – the first at 10am and the second at 12 noon. Only parents of the children will be able to be present at these ceremonies. First Holy Communion Day is a huge event is a child’s life – it is a day for family celebrations and meeting relatives and friends. We know that the restriction on numbers this year will be a huge disappointment for both children and their families. Unfortunately, in the times we are in, public health is a major concern.
We ask our parishioners to please pray for these children – they grow up in a most confusing and dangerous world. Without Jesus figuring in their lives they will have no moral compass to know right from wrong, the good from the bad – the truth from the lie. May parents who made a solemn promise to God at Baptism that they would bring their children up in the practise of the Catholic faith become aware of what God expects of them – and realise that one day they will be held to account for how they performed that sacred task.