Here are a few useful Resources for Parents, Guardians and Sponsors of young adults who are making their First Penance, First Communion, Confirmation in our parishes – We will be adding to these as the year goes on so please visit regularly!
Preparing for Reconciliation and First Communion
Come to the Table of the Lord
In this three part series, Eleanor and Johanna along with Fr Chris help children prepare to celebrate Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Each episode comes with a worksheet for you to do at home. The sacrament of Reconciliation (or as some call it ‘Confession’) is the focus for this first lesson. This series was produced for the Catechetics Council of the Irish Bishops Conference by iCatholic.
In this second lesson for those preparing for Holy Communion, Eleanor and Johanna along with Fr Chris explain more about the different parts of the Mass.
In this final lesson, Eleanor and Johanna along with Fr Chris explain how to prepare and practice for receiving Holy Communion
Helpful resources for Reconciliation and First Communion
First-Reconciliation-a-few-useful-things – A look at the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Preparing for first Penance – A short leaflet with some pointers and suggestions
Your-Childs-First-Penance-Tips-For-Parents – A 1 pager with a few tips on the Sacrament
Parent’s Leaflet for First Communion – A short leaflet with a few tips on the Sacrament
Preparing for Confirmation
This series was produced for the Catechetics Council of the Irish Bishops Conference by iCatholic. This 3 part series is for young people and their families to help them prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. There is a short worksheet for each episode that can be completed at home.
In this first episode, Eleanor and Johanna focus on the Holy Spirit and the difference it makes in our lives.
Helpful resources For Confirmation
Confirmation Handbook for Parents & Sponsors – Contains details, background, reflections and practical info about the Sacrament
Confirmation Sponsor brochure – Useful and practical information for Sponsors – a very active & privileged role!!
Choosing a Confirmation Name – Some practical information for helping your child chose their Confirmation name