© 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:

Due to the corona-virus pandemic the second half of the children’s

year long preparations are of course altered.

The following provisional dates have been set out for your

information, which may be subject to chance at short notice.

25th April 11am - live streaming message and prayers on parish

facebook. Tune in!

14th june 11;30 am - Corpus Christi procession Oughterard church

16th June 7:00 pm - first Holy Confession Oughterard church

July, August & September family mass, dates to be confirmed

26th September 11 am First Holy Communion Derryglen NS, in

Oughterard church

3rd October 11 am First Holy Communion Oughterard NS, in

Oughterard church

Remember, complete all the thumb book worksheets, and

above all keep up your prayers, especially morning and

evening

listen to bible stories at bottom of page HERE

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:

exercise sheet 1

exercise sheet 2

exercise sheet 3

exercise sheet 4

exercise sheet 5

exercise sheet 6

exercise sheet 7

exercise sheet 8

© 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 meant to be a day of rest,

God’s orders, not mine (Fr Michael)

Do This in Memory of Me Mass dates and

times:

Due to the corona-virus pandemic the second

half of the children’s year long preparations

are of course altered.

The following provisional dates have been set

out for your information, which may be

subject to chance at short notice.

25th April 11am - live streaming message

and prayers on parish facebook. Tune in!

14th june 11;30 am - Corpus Christi

procession Oughterard church

16th June 7:00 pm - first Holy Confession

Oughterard church

July, August & September family mass,

dates to be confirmed

26th September 11 am First Holy

Communion Derryglen NS, in Oughterard

church

3rd October 11 am First Holy Communion

Oughterard NS, in Oughterard church

Remember, complete all the thumb book

worksheets, and above all keep up your

prayers, especially morning and evening

listen to bible stories at bottom

of page HERE

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 and also download the exercise sheets

below…

exercise sheet 1

exercise sheet 2

exercise sheet 3

exercise sheet 4

exercise sheet 5

exercise sheet 6

exercise sheet 7

exercise sheet 8