© Oughterard Parish 2017

First Confession & First Communion

The Parish of Oughterard

+353 91 55 22 90

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Do This in Memory of Me (DTIMoM) Mass dates

and times:

Parents commitment form HERE

Parents consent form HERE

Children’s commitment form HERE

1st Confession and 1st Holy Communion 2019-2020

23rd September 8:00 pm parish meeting rooms - Parents meeting which is obligatory for

all parents (1 parent per child minimum). The programme will be explained in detail, with

commitment required from all families. Formation of a core group of parents.

All masses and sacraments are in the Church of the Immaculate Conception (the

parish church), Oughterard, unless otherwise stated.

6th October 2019 11:30am – Enrolment mass. All required forms must be signed and

presented to parish coordinators to receive the course material. Your child will not be

officially enrolled without these.

20th October 2019 11:30am – Oughterard NS School Hall - Both Confirmation

and 1st Holy Communion children will take part in Mission Sunday celebration,

remembering the bonds between children all around the world.

2nd November 2019 7:00pm – Oughterard NS School Hall - DTIMoM mass

(remembering our dead)

23rd November 2019 7:00pm – Oughterard NS School Hall - DTIMoM mass

(remembering Jesus as King and Saviour)

24th December 2019 5:00pm – Christmas eve mass (remembering the birth of the baby

Jesus)

25th January 2020 7:00pm – DTIMoM mass (remembering our baptism)

16th February 2020 11:30am – DTIMoM mass (getting ready for Lent)

16th March 2020 6:30pm – St Patrick’s celebration (children to make shamrocks for

church congregation)

24th March 2020 7:00pm - 1st Confessions Oughterard NS

TBC March ? 2019 during school hours - 1st Confessions Derryglen NS

4th April 2020 7:00pm – Palm Sunday mass(each child to bring a small bag of large palm

branches please)

Good Friday 10th April 3:00 pm & 8:00pm, Easter Sunday 12th April 2020

11:30am

25th April 2020 11:00 am 1st Holy Communion Oughterard NS

26th April 2020 11:30 am - Thanksgiving for Holy Communion Oughterard NS

9th May 2020 11:00 am 1st Holy Communion Derryglen NS

14th June 2020 11:30 am - Corpus Christi procession - both schools

You and your child and family will have a busy but meaningful preparation year ahead. The child and

young family are at the centre of the year, with extensive investment and training being given to

preparing for and welcoming young families to feel at home in their parish. Though your lives are

busy, in fact too busy, this programme offers the opportunity to wind down, find peace and relax.

Sunday is meant to be a day of rest, God’s orders, not mine (Fr Michael)

Important ongoing parts to the preparation year

What is the “off-line challenge”?

All sacrament preparation children are strongly encouraged (they kind of have to) take the

off-line challenge one weekend per month. This means they will have to avoid the use of ALL

game consoles, tablets and phones, while limiting the use of TV to a maximum of 3 hours

only. It is a very important exercise to unplug from media and again re-discover our inner

life. This is essential for our growth and human beings and as Christians. CHILDREN, PLEASE BE

CREATIVE IN HOW YOU USE ALL THIS EXTRA TIME. HAVE FUN!!!

Daily prayer time:

Daily time of prayer with your child, lighting a candle and remember all that you have to be

thankful for. Let this be a special time of intimacy for your family.

Keep up with the worksheets!

As there is a lot of material to get through before 1st Communion we have broken up the

THUMB book into worksheets. We estimate that 10-15 min 3 times per week is sufficient for

your child. Please be available to read and answer questions with them; its the best way for

them to learn.

Download the schedule for the thumb book HERE:

© Oughterard Parish 2017

First Confession & First Communion

The Parish of Oughterard

+353 91 55 22 90

1st Confession and 1st Holy Communion

2019-2020

23rd September 8:00 pm parish meeting rooms -

Parents meeting which is obligatory for all parents

(1 parent per child minimum). The programme

will be explained in detail, with commitment

required from all families. Formation of a core

group of parents.

All masses and sacraments are in the Church

of the Immaculate Conception (the parish

church), Oughterard, unless otherwise stated.

6th October 2019 11:30am – Enrolment mass. All

required forms must be signed and presented to

parish coordinators to receive the course

material. Your child will not be officially enrolled

without these.

20th October 2019 11:30am – Oughterard

NS School Hall - Both Confirmation and 1st

Holy Communion children will take part in

Mission Sunday celebration, remembering the

bonds between children all around the world.

2nd November 2019 7:00pm – Oughterard

NS School Hall - DTIMoM mass

(remembering our dead)

23rd November 2019 7:00pm – Oughterard

NS School Hall - DTIMoM mass

(remembering Jesus as King and Saviour)

24th December 2019 5:00pm – Christmas eve

mass (remembering the birth of the baby Jesus)

25th January 2020 7:00pm – DTIMoM mass

(remembering our baptism)

16th February 2020 11:30am – DTIMoM mass

(getting ready for Lent)

16th March 2020 6:30pm – St Patrick’s

celebration (children to make shamrocks for

church congregation)

24th March 2020 7:00pm - 1st Confessions

Oughterard NS

TBC March ? 2019 during school hours - 1st

Confessions Derryglen NS

4th April 2020 7:00pm – Palm Sunday

mass(each child to bring a small bag of large

palm branches please)

Good Friday 10th April 3:00 pm & 8:00pm,

Easter Sunday 12th April 2020 11:30am

25th April 2020 11:00 am 1st Holy

Communion Oughterard NS

26th April 2020 11:30 am - Thanksgiving for Holy

Communion Oughterard NS

9th May 2020 11:00 am 1st Holy

Communion Derryglen NS

14th June 2020 11:30 am - Corpus

Christi procession - both schools

Parents commitment form HERE

Children’s commitment form HERE

Parents consent form HERE

You and your child and family will have a busy but

meaningful preparation year ahead. The child and

young family are at the centre of the year, with

extensive investment and training being given to

preparing for and welcoming young families to feel

at home in their parish. Though your lives are busy,

in fact too busy, this programme offers the

opportunity to wind down, find peace and relax.

Sunday is mea nt to be a day of rest, God’s orders,

not mine (Fr Michael)

Do This in Memory of Me

Mass dates and times:

Important ongoing parts to the

preparation year

What is the “off-line challenge”?

All sacrament preparation children are strongly

encouraged (they kind of have to) take the off-

line challenge one weekend per month. This

means they will have to avoid the use of ALL

game consoles, tablets and phones, while limiting

the use of TV to a maximum of 3 hours only. It is

a very important exercise to unplug from media

and again re-discover our inner life. This is

essential for our growth and human beings and

as Christians. CHILDREN, PLEASE BE CREATIVE IN

HOW YOU USE ALL THIS EXTRA TIME. HAVE

FUN!!!

Daily prayer time:

Daily time of prayer with your child, lighting a

candle and remember all that you have to be

thankful for. Let this be a special time of intimacy

for your family.

Keep up with the worksheets!

As there is a lot of material to get through

before 1st Communion we have broken up the

THUMB book into worksheets. We estimate that

10-15 min 3 times per week is sufficient for your

child. Please be available to read and answer

questions with them; its the best way for them to

learn.

Download the schedule for the thumb book

HERE: