Children in Y3 and above who wish to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of Communion in the coming year need to register with the Parish.
The registration forms are now available at the back of the churches of the Assumption and at St John of Rochester.
The parish has adopted the programme “Growing-up Catholic”, where parents and children meet on a weekly basis. With the help of material handed out by the catechists, the parents are passing down their faith to their children.
It starts with a parents meeting on Tuesday 8th November 2016 ay 7.30pm in the Jurgens Centre.
We then have 12 sessions with the child and one or both their parents, at the Jurgens Centre on either:
- Saturdays (10:30am-11:30am) or
- Sundays (9:40am-10:45am)
The first session is on the week-end of the 19th and 20th of November 2016
Lesson 1: 19th/20th Nov
Lesson 2: 26th/27th Nov
Lesson 3: 3rd/4th Dec
Lesson 4: 10th/11th Dec
then a break for Christmas
Lesson 5: 7th/8th Jan
Lesson 6: 14th/15th Jan
Reconciliation on Saturday 21st January 2017 at 10.30am at St John’s
Then a break until after February half term
Holy Communion sessions start on:
Lesson 1: 25th/26th Feb
Lesson 2: 4th/5th Mar
Lesson3: 11th/12th Mar
Lesson 4: 18th/19th Mar
Lesson 5: 25th/26th Mar
then a break for Easter
Lesson 6: 22nd/23rd April
First Holy Communion Masses will take place on the weekend of 6th/7th May 2017