I have just been informed by Fr. Mark O' Hagan that First Holy Communion for Réalt na Mara NS is set for September 5th (unless restrictions come back into play). As things stand currently, both classes will receive the sacrament separately due to number restrictions in the church.
Mrs. Brady's class: 12.30pm
Mrs. Bird's class: 2.00pm
(First Penance will take place during school hours during the first week in school).
We will obviously be looking at a much slimmer version of the normal run of events for First Communion. Preparation time in our first week back will be very limited. Essentially, it will be a mass for the children and their parents and the children will receive their first communion. The usual hospitality event in school afterwards will not be possible in any way.
No further details are available at this time. Any further details or changes will be made known to parents immediately.
Regards and thanks,
Phil Mc Caul