1st Holy Communion

Posted on 30. Apr, 2008 in Church Teachings, First Communion

All over the country girls and boys are preparing for their First Holy Communion.  With all the changes around the celebration of the day, has the whole meaning of the importance of the day for the child and his/her family been forgotten?  Julie Kavanagh is a mother whose eldest daughter, Ellen, is receiving her First […]

Communion and Confirmation

Posted on 16. Apr, 2008 in Confirmation, Family, First Communion, Poverty, Religious teaching

We are now in Communion and Confirmation season, celebrations that are becoming more and more extravagant. Fake tans and limos are now almost the norm. However amongst this excess there are still people for whom these events are a huge financial burden. Miriam Gormally asked Mairead Bushnell from the Vincent de Paul about the help […]

Music: Happy in the Presence of the Lord

Posted on 16. May, 2007 in First Communion, Music

Right now, all over the country, 2nd. class children are receiving their First Holy Communion, a very special day for them and their families.  On this day many congregations will hear them sing out ‘Happy in the Presence of the Lord’ one of the very popular hymns learned in their Alive-O preparation programme.

1st Holy Communion Hype

Posted on 02. May, 2007 in Church Teachings, Family, First Communion

We are constantly hearing and reading about the huge changes around the celebration of the First Communion Day  – designer dresses, fake tans, nails, hair dos and so on  ….. is this reality?  Has the whole meaning of the importance of the day for the child and his/her family been forgotten? Debbie Robinson is a […]