Dear Parents and 1st Communicants, 30th May 2020 date could not be kept due to lockdown. 10th October 2020 is new date for 1st Communions for over 40 children. It will not be possible for all to be at the one Mass due to health regulations. This is regrettable, as is not having the party to cut the cake!
One group will be at 12 noon and another at 3 p.m. Even with 2 Masses, family members who can be present will be greatly limited. CCD will be in contact with you about this and Classes.
I know I can rely on your support and co-operation to make this work in the present situation. Please do not hesitate to raise any questions with your CCD teacher. Many thanks for your understanding. Aidan, C.P
Marymount School children First Communion at St Joseph's will be Saturday 17 October 2020 at 11:00am.
2021 CCD First Holy communion will be Sat 22 May 2021 at 11am.
Registration for 2020-2021 : FORM Fill the Form
First Communion Class will start November 8th (conditions permitting) and will run every Sunday (on site or online) except School Holidays until June 2021.
CCD First Meeting for Parents in the Hall: One Sunday tba at 12:15pm.
CCD First Reconciliation: one Saturday early 2021 at 11:30am; just following the 11am Mass. ( If some FHC children miss 1st Reconciliation, parents please contact the parish to set an appointment with one of the priests.)
CCD First Holy communion Sat 22 May 2021 at 11am.
NB: Marymount School children First Communion at St Joseph's will be on Saturday 29 May at 11am; retreat/Practice Friday 28 May at 9:30am at St Joseph's Church
Ceremony of First Holy communion Sat 8 June 2019 at 11:00am, a beautiful day.
Without the celebration of the Mass the Church on earth would cease to exist. This is so because in the words of the Second Vatican Council:
“The Liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; it is also the font from which all her power flows. For the goal of apostolic endeavour is that all who are made sons and daughters of God by faith and baptism should come together to praise God in the midst of his Church, to take part in the Sacrifice and to eat the Lord’s Supper.” (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of Vatican Council II Paragraph 10)
St Joseph’s Mission Anglophone has been served by the Passionists since 1869.
“The Eucharist is central to the life of each community. Our common sharing in the same Body and Blood of Christ nourishes the life of our community, constitutes its norm and fosters union among ourselves.” (Passionist Congregation Constitutions Number 43)
Pope Francis during the celebration of Mass and at General Audiences frequently speaks of the Eucharist:
“At the Last Supper, with his friends, Jesus breaks bread and passes the cup round “for us.” The Son of God offers himself to us; his puts his Body and his Blood into our hands, so as to be with us always, to dwell among us. And in the Garden of Olives, and likewise in the trial before Pilate, he puts up no resistance, he gives himself; he is the suffering Servant, foretold by Isaiah, who empties himself, even unto death (Isaiah 53:12)” (Pope Francis during a General Audience, March 27, 2013)
[‘Practical Information’ on this website shows how to request a Mass Intention at St Joseph’s Church.]