Extraordinary Sacramental Preparation for Children at St Joseph’s Church, Harrogate 2020-2021
This page contains the links necessary for the programmes of Sacramental Preparation to be used by families in the preparation of their children for the reception of the Sacraments during this extraordinary year.
The first resources which are published here will introduce the sessions to be completed at home for your child’s First Holy Communion. This is for children who are currently in Year 5 at school, and were unable to receive the sacrament earlier this year.
FR STEPHEN WEBB & MR PAUL FLETCHER
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First Holy Communion Preparation Programme 2020-21
Introduction by Fr Henry Longbottom
First Holy Communion – in normal circumstances
The First Holy Communion Programme is for children in Year 4 (and above) and will be delivered in family catechises sessions held in the parish. Look out for further details in the parish bulletin.
The programme involves a number of sessions, run by our fantastic volunteer catechists. The first teaching session is normally held after Easter and will lead to the First Holy Communion Masses being celebrated near to the feast of Corpus Christi, in June.
How to arrange First
Holy Communion at St. Joseph’s
If you would like your child to make their First Holy Communion (Year 4 and above), please look out for details on the parish bulletin, and then collect the c=necessary forms from Father Stephen after Sunday Mass.
Receiving Holy Communion is not limited to the celebration of their First Holy Communion. It is important that children and parents are regular attendees at Sunday Mass.