Up to 2020 Patrickswell and Ballybrown National Schools followed the “Do This in Memory of Me” programme, attending Parish Mass monthly with the necessary preparation and with a significant part of the programme taking place at the Sunday Masses during the year.   Patrickswell First Eucharist class would attend the 11.30am Mass on Sunday, while Ballybrown attended the Saturday evening Mass at 8.00pm and the Sunday 10.00am Mass, every second month.  The Sacrament of First Eucharist would then take place in the Parish at 11.00am Mass on a May Saturday each year.

However since 2020 due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, preparation for the Sacrament of First Eucharist in the Parish has undergone a number of changes over the past two years.

If you wish to enrol your child for First Holy Communion, you will be invited to complete a Registration Form during the school year of 2nd Class.  If your child was baptised outside of the Parish of Patrickswell-Ballybrown you will also be asked to provide the Parish Office with a copy of their baptismal certificate.

The Parish Sacramental Preparation Programme for 2022/2023 will be decided  in the Autumn.

Proposed Dates for First Holy Communion for 2023 will be confirmed in the Autumn:

Patrickswell School:

Ballybrown School:

These dates will be subject to Covid-19 guidelines at the time.