Do This in Memory Programme


Please click on the link below to see the full list of dates for the various schools taking part in the Do This in Memory Programme in Sandyford Parish for 2016 -2017

Full List of Do This in Memory Dates for 1st Holy Communion Programme on this Link




First Communion Dates 2017

6th May in St Mary’s Sandyford 11am:  Church Of Ireland and Educate Together schools.

13th May in St Mary’s Sandyford 11am: Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille.

13th May in St Patrick’s, Glencullen 11am: St Patrick’s NS.

20th May in St Mary’s Sandyford 10.30am and 12 Noon: St Mary’s NS.

20th May in Our Lady Of The Wayside 11am: Our Lady Of The Wayside NS.

27th May in Church Of The Ascension, Balally: Holy Trinity National School.




The programme is designed to facilitate the active involvement of  parents, parish leaders and the wider parish community in the preparation for First Eucharist.  It consists of 10 Sundays

The celebration of First Eucharist is a sacred and important moment on a long journey of faith development. Together with Baptism and Confirmation, it opens the door to full membership of the Christian community.


On Enrollment Sunday the parents are presented to the community, invited to make a commitment to participate in the programme, renew their Baptismal Promises with the Faith Community and presented with a candle for use in family prayer.

There are 4 main commitments parents undertake to assist their children  leading up to First Eucharist as part of the Programme

1)To be at Mass regularly with your child and particularly on the Sundays of the programme
2) To foster prayer at home with the children and individually
3) To enhance your participation in the programme and deepen your own understanding of the Mass, that all parents would read the THUMB Resource Book and the Grapevine Newsletter with your child
4) To reflect seriously about the celebration of this Sacrament


‘Experience tells us that the faith of children is best nourished when home, school and parish work together in partnership. Firstly and most importantly, children learn about faith in the home. Their faith is supported in school by the hard work of teachers and chaplains, and by both priests and people in the wider parish community.’  (Nurturing our Children’s Faith, 2006)

Co-Ordinator Grainne Prior  – 01 2956367