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Eucharist – First Holy Communion

Do This In Memory Programme

Do This In Memory is a parish-based pre-sacramental programme designed to help children, parents/guardians and the wider parish community prepare for First Eucharist.

What is Do This In Memory?

Do This In Memory is a parish based programme of preparation for First Communion centred in the parish celebration of the Sunday Eucharist and in the home.

The programme resources are designed to facilitate parents/guardians, families and the parishes’ active involvement in the preparation for the sacrament. It complements and supports the work of sacramental preparation in the parish school or the religious education programme in the parish.

The programme takes place once a month for eight months before First Eucharist and concludes during the parish celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi.

The parents/guardians and families of those preparing for First Eucharist are invited to participate in this Mass. A group of parents/guardians meet once a month to plan and coordinate the next Sunday of the programme.

All children will complete the “Do this in Memory” programme prior to receiving their First Holy Communion. A significant part of the programme will take place at Sunday masses during the year.

Dates are advised in the weekly newsletter which can be found in the church porches on Saturdays and Sundays.

Dates of the Sundays of Do This In Memory 2013–2014


Enrolment Sunday – 26th/27th/28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, 3 November 2013 – 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, 24 November 2013 – Feast of Christ the King

Sunday, 15 December 2013 – 3rd Sunday of Advent

Sunday, 26 January 2014 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, 16 February 2014 – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, 23 March 2014 – 3rd Sunday of Lent

Sunday, 13 April 2014 – Palm Sunday

Sunday, 4 May 2014 – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Sunday, 22 June 2014 – Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)