Eucharist – Receiving Holy Communion for the First Time


Your child in Second Class will have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance and Holy Communion in 2023.   The decision to celebrate these sacraments with your child, is for you to make now.  If you wish your child to celebrate the sacraments, he/she must be baptised and you are invited to attend on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 21st September, 8pmRegistration Meeting in Athboy Church for parents of children in Second Class in the Athboy, Rathcairn & Rathmore.  The meeting is for parents only.

A “Do This in Memory” candle will be available for purchase for €5 after the meeting.

  • Saturday 1st / Sunday 2nd October – children and parents are invited, to an Enrolment Ceremony at any weekend Mass in Athboy, Rathcairn & Rathmore (6.15pm & 11.30am Athboy, 9am Rathmore, 10.15am Rathcairn) 

Enrolment forms have ben distributed in the schools.  If this form is not returned on Wednesday 21st September, it will be assumed that you are not presenting your child for the sacraments.

Do this in Memory – dates for 2022 – 2023

Enrolment Saturday & Sunday 1st/2nd October

Saturday & Sunday 12/13th November

Saturday & Sunday 10/11th December

Saturday & Sunday 14/15th January

Saturday & Sunday 25/26th February

Sacrament of Penance 7/8th March

Saturday & Sunday 22nd/23rd April


Holy Communion for the First Time 2023

Athboy 10am: Saturday 6th May

Rathmore 9am: Sunday 7th May

Rathcairn 10.15am: Sunday 14th May

 Please bring Do This in Memory Candle to Mass –

Candle will be lit at beginning of Mass, extinguished during Holy Communion and should be collected AFTER Mass along with worksheet