Please download the forms and once completed please return the completed enrolment form to the parish office. Thank you:

Welcome Letter

FHC (2018-19) Letter

Enrolment Form

FHC enrolment form 2018 – 2019

Dates

FHC (2018-19) Dates

 

The First Holy Communion Programme runs at SHJM, Charlton Kings each year between October and June.

PLEASE NOTE the school has no responsibility for the First Holy Communion programme and has been instructed to forward any queries to the parish office

If you have any questions or concerns about the programme, ceremonies, or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office: cheltenham.sacredhearts@cliftondiocese.com

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:-
  1. The programme is open to ALL children who will be 8 (or above)  and who have been baptised and attend mass regularly.
  2. Attendance at the sessions and mass are compulsory.
  3. The course will follow a scheme called “I Belong”
  4. Once the course has started there will be no late admissions.

 

Parents, as primary catechists, will be asked to attend some of the sessions, to ensure that they can help their children, to understand more clearly what is happening within the mass. They will also have an opportunity to reflect and share their faith and their questions, a sentiment Pope Francis and Bishop Declan has reiterated many times.

“Reflection on the faith will have to be intensified, so as to help all believers in Christ to acquire a more con­scious and vigorous adherence to the Gospel, especial­ly at a time of profound change such as humanity is currently experiencing.”  (Porta fidei, paragraph 8)

The First Communion Programme as with ALL sacramental programmes should be central to the life of the parish/deanery and taking place within the church communities. As we are part of the Diocese of Clifton, we are called to work more closely with the parishes within our deanery, which means at times it may be required to attend events at other churches. I would like to thank you in anticipation of your support, co-operation and assistance.

I hope that the First Holy Communion Mass will be a memorable one for the children, parents and the parish community.