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
Enrollment for 1st Holy Communion
To enroll your child in the programme for the year you MUST fill out an application form from the parish office and return it completed to the office.​​
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1st Holy Communion
What is First Holy Communion?

In the Eucharist we  receive Christ Himself.  This is why it is so important that we are  properly prepared and approach the sacrament with the correct disposition.  The  day of our First Holy Communion should be one of the most memorable and joyful  days of our life.
Holy Eucharist is the sacrament in which Jesus Christ gives his body and blood – himself – for us, so that we too might give ourselves to him in love and be united with him in Holy Communion.  In this way we are joined with the one body of Christ, the Church. [CCC 1322, 1324, 1409, 1413]
The Eucharist is the mysterious centre of the sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist), because the historic sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross is made present during the words of consecration in a hidden, unbloody manner.[YouCat 208]
Thus the celebration of the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” (Lumen Gentium 11)

EUCHARIST (Greek Eucharistia = thanksgiving)
What does it mean to make your 1st Holy Communion?