All the Important events in life require preparation, so that we make sure that everything is clear and everything goes as we hope. At this important point in a child’s life with God, Reconciliation and First Holy Communion too require careful preparation.
The preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist is a very special time in the moral and spiritual development of a child. Families enrol for the Sacramental programme during the latter year their child is in year 2; they are interviewed by the Parish Priest.
The programme used here at St Edmunds promotes an active co-operation between parents, Priest, catechists and the entire parish family, whilst recognizing parents as the primary educators in a child’s religious development. As parents we try to teach our children Christian attitudes and behaviour and we do this through daily habits, family customs and traditions. All this is part of the Sacramental preparation and for this reason the preparation needs to be a true family journey.
The course we follow for nine months is “We Celebrate the Eucharistic”, also known as The Golden Book. For further information please contact either Father John or Geraldine Bloomfield (0208 508 3323)