The catechetical team ministering in these Sacraments on behalf of the parish of  St Josephs and St Clare’s met on Tuesday 26th July to plan for the coming years programme 2022/23.

Please note the following if you are planning to apply for your child to join this programme.

1 Your family needs to be registered with the parish of St Joseph and St Clare if this has not been done already. You must also produce your child’s Baptism certificate and make it available to Fr John when requested. Should you not have one, then you must apply to the church of Baptism for it. If your child was baptised in the parish of St Joseph and St Clare, you will have been given one at Baptism.

2 If you are not already registered, this can be done by attending Fr Johns surgery on a Saturday morning at St Josephs church 10:00h – 11:30h and doing so.

3 On Monday 12th September 2022, documents requiring downloading and filling in, will be posted on the parish website “Sacraments”  First Reconciliation and Communion.

4 These documents pertain to the above Sacraments and must be filled in and  returned to St Josephs presbytery by Sunday 2nd October 18:00h in hard copy. (White door)

5 All documents should be returned in an envelope in hard copy, with the title “First Reconciliation and Communion” plus  the name of the candidate printed clearly and a list of the documents printed on envelope.  Please print clearly. Please give careful attention to this and note we do not accept any returns on line. On First Communion Day all your documents are returned to you in hard copy.

6 Registration will take place on Wednesday 12th October at St Clare’s at 20:00h. Attendance at this meeting is obligatory and no one is accepted on the programme after this meeting who has not registered. Should you fail to attend , you will then have to wait to  2023/2024 for your child to join such a programme.

7 First Confession will take place on Saturdays in May 2023 at 13:00h at St Clare’s. More information on this later.

8 First Communion Celebrations will take place in June 2023 on Sundays at St Clare’s at 15:00h – should numbers permit.  There will be more information on this when we get an idea of numbers applying  which will be in October.

Should you have any questions/observations email,

In Christ

Canon John P Beirne PP

28th July 2022.