First Holy Communion & First Reconciliation

Holy Communion and First Reconciliation is the next step after Baptism, in the growth of a child’s faith in the Catholic Church.

‘And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who have sinned against us’ Matthew 6, 9-13.

‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these’. Mark 10.14.

  • In preparing children for First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation, there are three partners; the home, the school and the Deaf Community.
  • To receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion, a child must have been baptised.
  • Preparation for First Holy Communion takes place in School as well as at home. To ensure that your child is well prepared, make sure that he/she attends classes in school.
  • Support your child by helping prepare homework, project work, prayers and hymns.
  • First Holy Communion is a faith sharing moment for the child, his/her family and the wider Deaf Community.
  • Interpreters will attend services for families attending their child’s Holy Communion whether that service is held at Deaf Village Ireland or in the child’s own parish.
  • We ask families to take photographs before and after the service. Out of respect for this sacrament, we ask that no photographs be taken during the service.