Do This In Memory Programme
As part of the parish formation programme for First Holy Communion, it was decided to initiate the DO THIS IN MEMORY series of masses for children in second class and their parents.
We have successfully completed about 10 years of this programme with the communion classes of both our schools. These masses ensure that the parish, along with both the home and school play its part in the children’s preparation in the months leading up to that important day, all within the context of the Sunday parish celebration. These masses have a large input from the parents, all of who help at the monthly masses.
What is Do This In Memory?
The programme resources are designed to facilitate parents/guardians, families and the parishes’ active involvement in the preparation for the sacrament. It complements and supports the work of sacramental preparation in the parish school or the religious education programme in the parish.
The programme takes place once a month for eight months before First Eucharist and concludes during the parish celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi.
The parents/guardians and families of those preparing for First Eucharist are invited to participate in this Mass. A group of parents/guardians meet once a month to plan and coordinate the next Sunday of the programme.
All children who are are making First Holy Communion this year and their parents will complete the “Do this in Memory” programme prior to receiving their First Holy Communion by attending 10 special Sunday masses (9 before First Communion and one after). The children also have a special dedicated prayer space in the church. Dates of the masses are listed below. The masses are at 10.30 AM
Do This in Memory of Me 2016-2017 (Book 1)
Sunday, 30 October 2016 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, 20 November 2016 – Feast of Christ the King
Sunday, 11 December 2016 – 3rd Sunday of Advent
Sunday, 22 January 2017 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, 12 February 2017 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, 19 March 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Lent
Sunday, 9 April 2017 – Palm Sunday
Thuesday 13th April 2017 – Holy Thursday @5pm
Sunday, 30 April 2017 – 3rd Sunday of Easter
Sunday, 18 June 2017 – Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
First Holy Communion Dates
Scoil Santain Sunday 7th May 2017
St Dominic’s Sunday 21st May 2017