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First Communion

The celebration of First Holy Communion within the Diocese is organised on a parochial basis where every parish and school organises its own dates. The celebration of the First Communion normally happens during the Easter Season - during the months of April or May. The date for the celebration of First Communion is circulated by the school early in the school year.

Do This in Memory is a parish based programme of preparation for First Communion centred in the parish celebration of the Sunday Eucharist and in the home. The programme takes place once a month for eight months before First Eucharist and concludes during the parish celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Remaining dates for Do This In Memory in 2016-17:

  • Sunday 9 April 2017 (Passion Sunday)
  • Sunday 30 April 2017 (3rd Sunday of Easter)
  • Sunday 18 June 2017 (Feast of Corpus Christi)

See the Diocesan Pastoral Centre for diocesan policy.

Further information can be obtained from your local parish.

Download First Communion parents' commitment form.

Clárú don Cheád Chomaoineach is don Chéad Fhaoistin.