North Wall Parish​​

St.Laurence O'Toole Catholic Church​​


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Seville Place / North Wall, Dublin D01 KN73          CHY 7424
- Alive in Christ since 1844

"Do this in Memory"
1st Communion Programme

Dates for Communion Programme Masses

This is the Parish Programme that helps prepare the children for making their 1st Holy Communion.
Parents can enroll their child for 1st Holy Communion by telling the teacher/school that you wish them to participate in the programme.  You are then required to attend the Masses in the church with your child.  The preparation masses will take place about once a month and the dates for these masses are shown in the Dates section.

All masses are at ........ on the ...... (unless stated otherwise) in St.Laurence O'Toole Church, Seville Place, Dublin 1

PLEASE NOTE:  1st Holy Communion Day is ...
    Saturday the 19th May 2018  at 11am.

What is "Do this in Memory" ?

Do This in Memory is a parish based programme of preparation for 1st Holy Communion.  The programme is centred in both the parish celebration of the Sunday Mass and in the home.  The resources for the programme are designed to help parents, families and the parish to become more active in the preparation for the sacrament.  The programme masses will take place once a month leading up to the 1st Holy Communion day.

Resources for Parents and the Children

This book provides material which helps parents and children engage with the programme before, during and after Mass.
It contains the following:
  1. An Introduction to the programme
  2. An explanation of "What Happens at Mass?" - This exploration is led by two cartoon characters, Kath and Qumen, who are also preparing for their 1st Holy Communion.
  3. The Rite of Mass: - which contains all the prayers and responses of the Mass.
  4. KidStuff: - It contains nine activity sheets to be completed at home after each Sunday of the program.
There are Grapevine Newsletters which are distributed to the families preparing for 1st Holy Communion after each of the programme masses.  The Grapevine helps parents to engage more fully with the programme at home.  It includes the text for the Gospel of the next Sunday of the programme, suggestions for family prayer and the creation of a Family Prayer Space.