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First Holy Communion & Confirmation

Scoil Mhuire Moynalty places great importance on the preparation of our pupils for the Sacraments. During their time in our school, children are prepared for the Sacrament of First Penance (First Confession), First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Our dedicated staff and in particular the teachers of these classes (2nd class for First Penance and First Holy Communion and 6th class for Confirmation) put great time and effort into making these Sacraments very special experiences for the pupils.

The work of sacramental preparation in the school is based around the Alive O First Holy Communion & Confirmation Programmes. Both Programmes are designed to facilitate pupils, parents & families' active involvement in the preparation for the sacrament.

Our school choir enhances the ceremonies and our Parents' Association get involved in the organisation of parties afterwards to make the celebration a whole school event. Parents of children in 3rd class help every year with the special party in our school hall for the First Communion children and their families. The Confirmation children make personalised placemats for the First Holy Communion children's after party in the school. First Holy Communion takes place on a Saturday in May each year.

Confirmation is a parish celebration and we share the celebration of this Sacrament with the other schools in our parish, St. Patrick's N.S. Ughtyneill and St. Anne's N.S. Maio. The Bishop of Meath Michael Smith visits the parish to confirm the pupils and this ceremony usually takes place during Spring each year.