In May 2008, the parents and guardians of children from Lindsey Road National School and St. Columba's National School, who were due to make their First Holy Communion in June 2009, were asked to attend a meeting. At this meeting, A Parish based Preparation Programme for First Eucharist - ‘Do This In Memory' was introduced. This programme was devised in order to give parents/guardians, children and the parish community the opportunity to prepare together for the First Penance and First Communion, within the context of the Sunday Parish celebration and continued in the home using activities and resources contained in the "Grapevine" booklet provided each week.
At this meeting, the parents/guardians were asked to take an active role in preparing the programme and so fifteen parents agreed to do this they helped co-ordinate the programme, which was run over ten Saturdays at 6pm mass.
The programme was a great success and so it has been decided to continue it and to extend it to all primary schools in the parish.
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