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 your child is  in Second Class they will have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Communion for the first time in 2019.
If you wish your child to celebrate the sacraments, he/she must be baptised and you are invited  to attend on the following two dates:

  • Wednesday 9th OctoberRegistration Meeting in O’Growney National School at 7.30pm for parents of children in Second Class in the parish schools. Please bring the Enrolment form to this meeting.  The meeting is for parents only.
  • We look forward to working with you to help prepare the children for these important moments on their faith journey.