First Holy Communion: Second Class visit Barnacúige NS

On Monday of last week Rang a Dó went on a trip with Fr Johnson, Mr Rushe and Mrs McCafferty to Barnacúige N.S.

Here they met with all the other children from the Parish who are making their First Holy Communion this year and with Antoinette Moynahan who spoke to them about the sacrament of First Holy Communion that we are going to receive this year. Antoinette is from County Meath and she speaks to children all over the country about First Holy Communion. She told them about how special they all are and also talked about some saints who received their First Holy Communion. They watched a video and talked about the information they learned.
After that they went by bus to St James’ Church in Charlestown. They sat at the Altar and learned about the many objects that they will see in the church during our upcoming sacrament. Our students learned about the Church Monstrance which is used to hold the body of Jesus. Each church has a different monstrance and they are designed in many different ways. They also learned also about the tabernacle.
Before the afternoon ended they all had time to speak quietly to Jesus. Fr Johnson helped them understand more clearly about the wonderful event that Rang a Dó are going to experience this year.

Thank you to Antoinette, Fr.Johnston, Mrs McCafferty and Mr.Rushe for all their help on this very special day.

Information for Parents:

Please find below links to a programme overview/video for parents

http://www.catholicireland.net/eucharistic-adoration-is-a-winner-among-children/

and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T64PaftKTDQ