First Holy Communion 2015

On Saturday the 9th of May 2015, second class celebrated their First Holy Communion. This amazing sacrament is a milestone of their time in the Boys School. It was an honour to witness them receiving the Eucharist for the first time, and then praying earnestly afterwards. Fr. Manning did a beautiful job preparing these children for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion and I would like to thank him for the wonderful ceremony.
Everyone involved took the process very seriously, and the fruits of their labour were witnessed on Saturday as 34 young children reverently and prayerfully received the sacrament for the first time.
I would like to take this opportunity to also thank Múinteoir Christine, the parents of the children, the choir who sang so beautifully, Carmel Fehin, Mrs. Norma Stritch, Teresa for the stunning flowers, the sacristan Kathleen and the altar servers.
Every successful occasion and achievement depends on a community of persons working together and this was no exception.
I would also like to thank the parents and children for their very kind gift which although unnecessary, was very much appreciated.

The boys who received Communion were:

Aidan Buckely
Aidan Higgins
Anthony O’Donovan
Brion O’Keeffe
Calum Cronin
Cathal O’Riordan
Charlie Saville
Christian Barry
Cillian Saville
Colin O’Leary
Conor Kelly
Dara Weathers
Eoin Goggin
Eoin O’Driscoll
Gavin Fleming
Ronan Brosnan
Shane Doody
Congratulations everyone!!