Parish of Balbriggan


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.  If you would like to help organising the Do This in Memory celebrations please contact the Parish Office.
First Communion is usually celebrated in the month of May each year.

***A note for Parents/Guardians

Application Forms are available to register your child for the Parish Preparation Programme for First Confession and First Holy Communion.  These need to be returned by Friday 12th October 2018.

This form must be accompanied with a copy of your child’s Catholic Baptismal Certificate. Your child’s Baptismal Cert is available from the Church where he/she was baptised


Dates for First Holy Communion 2019