Dear Year 3 Parents,
In the light of the uncertainties and restrictions that we are all living through at this time, I am afraid I must advise you that the practice to date of inviting children in Year 3 from the School to prepare for their First Confession and Holy Communion here at Holy Family will no longer be possible, and that, as such, only those who reside within the Parish boundary, or have, to date habitually worshipped here or are already registered as Parishioners here will be able to do so. Unless, therefore, you meet one or more of these criteria I regret that I must ask you to contact the Parish in which you reside to join their Programme of Preparation. I only mention this now, as I am conscious that some Parishes may already be inviting children to come forward to join their Programmes for 2021/2022, and I would hate you to delay in approaching them and find that they have already closed their intake.
Since the classes will only begin in January of 2022, details as to Registration will not be issued until the end of November, 2021, when the children enrolled in this year's First Sacraments Programme have finished their classes and made their Holy Communions. If you are still not attending Mass by then, you will need to monitor the Parish Microsite, as further information will not be included in the School Newsletter.
With my best wishes,
Father Neil Reynolds.