First Holy Communions 2020
Update due to Tier 3 restrictions First Holy communions will now take place in 2021
This year it was a great sadness when First Holy Communions were postponed due to Lockdown.
We are delighted to say we now have a plan in place for First Holy Communion to be received by the children who should have received it in May. Fr Michael will celebrate special Masses just for First Holy Communion children in November and December.
The following dates will be available
Saturday 7th November 11.00am
Saturday 21st November 2020 11.00am
Saturday 28th November 2020 11.00am
Saturday 5th December 2020 11.00am
Saturday 12th December 2020 11.00am
First Holy Communion Masses will take place at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Bulkington.
6 Children will receive their First Holy Communion each Saturday. In order to comply with COVID 19 regulations only parents and siblings of the child receiving First Holy Communion may attend.
Wider family members are welcome to join us on the live webcam and to pray from home. Please be respectful of this restriction as it is place to ensure the safety of all.
All adults are required to wear face coverings and follow the COVID 19 guidance on seating and use of hand gel.
Please contact Mrs Sedgley via class Dojo to sign up for a date. Dates will be allocated on a first come first served basis, please show understanding if your preferred date is already booked.
We aim to make these occasions as special and prayerful as possible. Thank—you so much, for all the patience you have shown and your great understanding in this matter.
“A treat! It was a really lovely sensation knowing as a whole school we were on retreat just as we would be normally at this time of year!”
“Lunchtime was very exciting, the children were so pleased to see Dan and Emily before lunch it really built up the feeling that we were having a special afternoon.”
“Unique and Valuable was the perfect theme to begin this year. Every person the school is unique, and their experience of lockdown was unique too. Taking time to unpick the theme and to pray together was just what we needed. “
There was a sense of unity through prayer across the school, a positivity and a feeling of happiness. As I visited classes, children were calling to me
“Come in and see Dan and Emily are here! – Look at my ‘thank – yous’ how lucky am I? “
“I have written down all the good things about me, now I see it written down I can see I am quite a cool kid !”
“Focusing on how wonderful it is to be unique was the perfect theme for the children who are anxious at this time, it drew them into a positive reassuring place.”
At home time something really special happened, the power of prayer in action. Children ran to parents and carers and they were talking about the retreat. Children said the following;
“I said thank – you for you!”
“I said thank – you because you do everything for me.”
“I said thank – you because you sorted out my maths at home with me.”
The retreat created these moments between parents and children which are so needed at this time. The children were seeing how wonderful and hardworking their parents were! Parents and carers asked – what have you done to them today? When we explained we had our retreat day, parents asked if we could have a retreat every Tuesday!”