On a glorious Saturday 28th April three of our schools celebrated First Holy Communion at three different ceremonies in both Mary Immaculate and SS John & Paul Church. The children from St Conaire’s celebrated in SS John & Paul Church and in Mary Immaculate Church it was the turn of St. Tola’s school. In the afternoon Gaelscoil Donncha Rua to receive the sacrament. On Saturday 5th May 20 children from St Senan’s school celebrated First Holy Communion at the 12 noon Mass.

The children were prepared by their teacher Mrs Kelly McCarthy and the choir of the school under the direction of Ms. Kate Lynch accompanied by Annette on the organ provided beautiful music and song for this special occasion. St. Aidan’s school celebrated First Holy Communion on Saturday 19th May in glorious sunshine in SS. John & Paul Church. We congratulate the boys and girls and thank their teacher Ms. Scanlon and the school choir for all the work of preparation that made the day so special and prayerful.

We thank all the children who generously shared some of their generosity they received on the occasion of First Holy Communion and Confirmation with the children of Kenya. Our thanks to all the schools, Principals, Teachers, school staff, our sacristans Mary & Michelle, choirs and musicians and our parish community who prayerfully supported those preparing for sacraments. Thanks to Joe Buckley for the photographs.