Congratulations to all the children who made their first Holy Communion last week. The children’s Sacramental Programme for St. John Bosco is managed in partnership between the school and the parish. Brenda Garlick lead the parish team for The Sacramental programme.
The Sacramental programme consists of a series of meetings and celebrations for parents and their children (year 3) in preparation for receiving the sacraments Confirmation, Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
The Sacramental Programme is the means by which baptised children can complete their journey into full membership of the Catholic Church. Baptism is the first of three Sacraments of Initiation. The gift of God’s Holy Spirit which the children received in Baptism is strengthened in the Sacrament of Confirmation, and they complete their initiation with the reception of first Holy Communion – a public declaration that they are now fully a part of this community, this “Communion” of God’s family. The programme itself strives to help them grow into this community, and feel a real sense of belonging to the wider Family of God.