Eucharist – First Holy Communion


The Eucharist is at the heart of the Church’s life. It is the foundation and confirmation of all Christian practice. The Mass is a most sacred time when through the laying of hands, invocation of the Holy Spirit and the words of the Consecration the bread and wine becomes for us the body and blood of Christ.

The parish of Athboy hosts a programme of preparation for children for First Holy Communion.

Children are invited to read the Prayers of the Faithful and participate in the Offertory procession during the Sunday Masses.Application forms for First Holy Communion are distributed through the schools and a rota is then drawn up detailing when each child will participate in the Mass.