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First Confession/1st Communion 2021

The course preparing children for the Sacraments of First Confession and First Communion in 2021 is currently open for registration. This is for children currently in Years 2, 3 or 4. (Children aged 9 and over should join the Youth RCIA which starts in October each year. Details will be in the newsletter in the early autumn).

Please note that the children must attend ALL sessions to remain on the course; and the parents MUST attend all parents' sessions and the Anchor Course, for their children to be able to remain on the course and proceed to the Sacraments.

Please register your child online at the GDPR section of the parish intranet (www.diginet2.co.uk). If you are unsure how to do this, please see the leaflet “Online sign up” in the series Catechesis in the Home which you will find in the leaflet stands at the back of the Church.
In light of the current situation, you can email the parish office, if you need a PDF copy of this leaflet.

It seems likely that many of the spring dates given below, will need to change. Please register your child as normal for the course so we know names and numbers for when we are able to re-schedule



Parents’ registration: This session (originally scheduled for 25th April) has now definitely been cancelled. More information when we have it.

Parents’ induction: This session (originally scheduled for 2nd May) has now definitely been cancelled. More information when we have it.

Children’s sessions:
All the mini-retreats and assessments for children take place from 9.45am—1.15pm at the Parish Hall, Stony Stratford:
Session 1: Saturday, 16th May 2020 CANCELLED - to be rearranged
Session 2: Saturday 14th November 2020
Session 3: Saturday, 23rd January 2021

Celebration of the Sacrament of First Confession: Saturday, 20th March 2021 at St Francis de Sales Church—time t.b.c. but usually from 10.30am to 12.30pm. All children (and their parents) need to be at St Francis de Sales Church for the start time of 12.30pm for the start of the service. Children may leave once they have made their Confession and completed their penance.

First Holy Communion Rehearsal:
Friday, 11th June 2021, 7.30pm-9pm at St Mary Magdalene Church.

First Holy Communion Mass:
Sunday, 13th June at 2.30pm at St Mary Magdalene Church