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Ballinamore

St. Mary’s, Aughnasheelin

Friday: 8.00pm
Saturday: 8.15pm

St. Patrick’s, Ballinamore

Monday & Wednesday: 7.00pm
Tues, Thurs & Friday: 9.00am
Sunday: 11.00am

 

Eucharistic Adoration : Wednesday 9pm – 10pm , Friday 9:30am – 1:00pm

 

St. Brigid’s, Corraleehan

Sundays 9:45 am (Sat 7pm Summer time )  Wed 9:30am

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:

Wednesday 10.00 am – 10.00 pm

St. Patrick’s, Aughawillan

Saturdays 7pm  (Sun 9:45 Summer time )

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Carrigallen

St. Mary’s, Carrigallen

Sunday: 11.30am

St. Mary’s, Drumeela

Sunday: 10:00am

St. Mary’s, Drumreilly

Saturday: 8.00pm

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Killeshandra

Church of the Immaculate Conception, Coronea

Sunday: 9.00am
Wednesday: 9.30am
Friday: 7.00pm

Sacred Heart, Arva

Sunday: 10.00am
Monday: 9.30am
Tuesday: 9.30am
Thursday: 9.30am
Saturday: 7.00pm (Vigil)

St. Brigid’s, Killeshandra

Sunday: 11.00am
Monday: 8.30am
Tuesday: 8.30am
Wednesday: 8.30am
Thursday: 8.30am
Friday: 7.30pm
Saturday: 8.00pm (vigil)

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Eucharist – First Holy Communion

Preparation for First Holy Communion

Not only is it an important year in the life of your child, it is also an important year for their class, their teachers, and also for you the parents/guardians. It is also a special time too for the parish community. Your child’s faith journey began the day you brought your child to the Church to be baptised. And what a special day that was for you and the family. Now, that child has grown, they are about to take another step in their faith journey, as they prepare for First Holy Communion. And we all have a part to play.

While the Home is the primary learning place, each parent/guardian will be asked to take on a special role over the next few months, to journey with your child as they prepare to receive the sacraments, as there is only so much that can be taught in school. Our teachers do a wonderful job in preparing the children for their special day, but ‘home is where the heart is’. And the home is the domestic Church, where our children are influenced by what they see and learn.

As part of our preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion, we run in tandem a parish based programme, ‘Do this in Memory’. This programme is a continuous programme, connecting the classroom with the home and the parish. As part of the programme, there is an Information Night, (where we meet the parents), an Enrolment Ceremony for you and your child, and there are four Sundays set aside where you and your child will have some participation in the Sunday Mass. It is also hoped that you and your child will frequent mass regularly as your child prepares for this special day.