Eucharist – Receiving Holy Communion for the First Time


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.

If you wish your child to celebrate the sacraments, he/she must be baptised.

Holy Communion for the First Time: for children in the schools of our parish will be celebrated as follows:

Rathmore N.S., 9am Sunday 8th May, Rathmore Church

O’Growney N.S., Athboy, 10am Saturday 14th May, Athboy Church

Scoil Uí Ghramhnaigh, 10.15am Sunday 15th May, Rathcairn Church

These dates and arrangements are subject to change if there is any change in public health restrictions.