Parish of Balbriggan


Communion hands
Holy Communion is also known as Eucharist. Indeed the whole Mass is known as Eucharist from a Greek word meaning “thanksgiving”.
Catholics believe that in a mysterious way through Holy Communion we are sharing in the Body and Blood, the life of Christ.
In the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), a person admits to any wrongs they have done and is forgiven by God through the Priest. This Sacrament is celebrated in preparation for First Holy Communion.

The Process

Do This in Memory Programme

Families are asked to participate in the “Do This In Memory” Programme. This Programme is a combination of Parish, School and Parents working together to prepare the children. From October till April, monthly Masses are held in preparation for First Confession and First Holy Communion. If possible we love to have parents involved in organising these Masses.
First Communion is usually celebrated in the month of May each year and Schools are notified of the date in January.
If you would like to help organising the Do This in Memory celebrations please contact our Parish Pastoral Worker, Niamh @ 8412116

***A note for Parents/Guardians – August 2014

In September, you will be ask if you would like to present you child to receive First Confession and First Holy Communion.

As part of that process, you will be asked for your child’s Catholic Baptismal Certificate. The Summer Months provide a good opportunity to get a copy of that Cert/Card if you do not already have it.

Your child’s Baptismal Cert is available from the Church where he/she was baptised


Dates for First Holy Communion 2015 First Communion 2015