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CATHOLIC CHURCH OF MARY
MOTHER OF GOD, PONDERS END (WESTMINSTER DIOCESE)

First Holy Communion

"The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being. It is the culmination both of God's action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit." (CCC 1325)

Preparation for Holy Communion

The preparation for First Holy Communion is open to all children entering year 3 and above, for both children in Catholic and non catholic schools.

The preparation also combines that of the First Reconciliation. It starts in September and finishes just before the academic end-of-year the following year. Children make their First Holy Communion after Easter, on a Saturday afternoon. The next preparation will begin in September 2017, at the start of the new academic year.

Preparation Classes

Sessions take place every other Sunday, from 9.30am to 12pm. The children being prepared and their family are expected to attend Mass on a regular basis at this church.

First Reconciliation and Holy Communion 2017
Forms are available in the Parish. You can apply for this programme only if your child will at least be entering year 3 in September 2017.

Children with Special Needs

The Parish prepares children with special needs to receive the Sacraments. Please contact the Catechetical Co-ordinator for further information.

Contacts:
Parish Priest:
Fr John Shewring
Tel: 0208 804 2149
Email: john_shewring@mary-mother-of-god.org

Catechetical Co-ordinator:
Muriel Akahi
Tel: 0208 443 4069
Email: muriel.akahi@mary-mother-of-god.org