The ‘With You Always’ programme prepares the children for the sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and Holy Communion. Making the blessed sacraments is a significant stage in your child’s Catholic journey and the ‘With You Always’ programme helps them to understand and appreciate the true meaning of each. The way children are prepared for these sacraments changed a couple of years ago. Instead of teachers, catechists and priests teaching children and parents about the sacraments, they will help parents to hand down their own faith to their children, fulfilling the responsibility parents take when their child is baptised. These changes are intended to help us understand that parents are the first teachers of their children in the ways of faith and that we are all called to get to know Jesus better throughout our life’s journey.

The With You Always resource aims to:

• engage parents and children in sessions that are welcoming and active
• offer time for parents and children to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ within the parish community
• help parents and children learn about the Faith and respond to God’s Word in their daily lives
• prepare parents and children for the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in the primary school years.

The With You Always resource has 7 sessions, parent and child booklets; folders and catechist books can be ordered as required. Worksheets for the sessions and information leaflets for parents/guardians can be found at

Download: With You Always Programme 2022 [PDF]
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“You and your family will be specially remembered in our prayers in the coming months. Thank you for choosing to support your child in their Catholic Faith.”


First Holy Communion Information

Download: Father Liam Letter [PDF]

Session 1

Download: Session 1 [PDF]

Session 2

Download: Session 2 [PDF]

Session 3

Download: Session 3 [PDF]

Session 4

Download: Session 4 [PDF]

Session 5

Download: Session 5 [PDF]

Session 6

Download: Session 6 [PDF]

Download: Answers [PDF]