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 ceremonies for all three parish schools will take place on Saturday 28th August if public health restrictions permit.