The Eucharist is central to our faith. First Communion day, therefore is a very important event in our lives.
In this parish, First Communion is usually received around the age of 8 or 9. This is the age when children can understand what the sacrament entails. The children are prepared for the sacrament in the primary school, and First Communion usually takes place in the church in the month of May.
O loving God, who called your servant Aidan from the peace of a cloister to re-establish the Christian mission in northern England, and gave him the gifts of gentleness, simplicity, and strength: Grant that we, following his example, may use what you have given us for the relief of human need, and may persevere in commending the saving Gospel of our Redeemer Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.