First Holy Communion Ceremonies

Dear Parents / Guardians

I hope that you are all looking forward to First Holy Communion in Ballyea on Saturday, October 3rd. Here is some information to give you some guidance on the day.

Please arrive at the church approximately 10 minutes before the commencement of the ceremony.

Face coverings must be worn by adults in the church.

A draw took place for seat allocation. Please see attached the seating arrangements for each ceremony. Family surnames will be placed on each seat to help identify which is yours.

Booklets for each family will be left on each seat.

During the ceremony Fr Malone will call out each child’s name and invite them to stand at their seats. Children should remain standing until all the names are called out and they are instructed to sit again.

The children will also be invited to stand to say the “Children’s Creed”, “The Prayer Before Communion” and the “Prayer After Communion”.  These prayers can be found in the booklet.

For communion three families come forward to the altar at a time. I will guide you when it is your turn to come forward.

A photographer will be in the school hall before and after each ceremony.

Hope you all have a great day.

Kind regards

Michelle O Boyle

Seating Plan for 11am Ceremony
Seating Plan for 1pm Ceremony