First Holy Communion

Prayers for
First Holy Communicants

Lord Jesus,
Help my child prepare 
to receive you in first Penance
and first Holy Communion.
For you are with us always,
to heal and strengthen us.


Prayer Before Communion

Lord Jesus, come to me.

Lord, Jesus, give me your love.

Lord Jesus, come to me and give me yourself.

Lord Jesus, friend of children, come to me.

Lord Jesus, you are my Lord and my God.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayer After Communion

Lord Jesus, I love and adore you.

You’re a special friend to me.

Welcome, Lord Jesus, O welcome.

Thank you for coming to me.


Thank you, Lord Jesus, O thank you

For giving yourself to me.

Make me strong to show your love

Wherever I may be.


Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay

Close by me forever and love me, I pray.

Bless all of us children in your loving care

And bring us to heaven to live with you there.


I’m ready now, Lord Jesus,

To show how much I care.

I’m ready now to give your love

At home and everywhere. Amen.

First Holy Communion

Dates for 2020

Sunday, September 13th at 2.30pm

St. Cronan's JNS - Ms. O'Brien


Saturday, September 19th at 11am

Swords & Thornleigh Educate Together


Saturday, September 19th at 2.30pm

St. Cronan's JNS - Ms. Quinn


Sunday, September 20th at 2.30pm

St. Cronan's JNS - Ms. Kavanagh


Saturday, September 26th

Gaelscoil Briain Boroimhe

11am - Muinteoir Dean

2.30pm - Muinteoir Roisin


Saturday, October 3rd at 11am

St. Cronan's JNS - Ms. Smyth


Saturday, October 3rd at 2.30pm

St. Cronan's JNS - Mr. Bailey

The work of sacramental preparation is a process that begins long before the First Communion celebration.

The celebration of First Communion is not an end in itself. Together with Baptism and Confirmation it opens the door to full membership of the Christian community.

The sacramental preparation of children must always be seen within the context of whole - community, catechesis, home, school and parish working together in partnership.

Your child must be registered with the parish to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion 



Please ensure that if your child is not Baptised in

St. Cronan's Church that you supply

a copy of their Baptismal Cert


Mass is celebrated ONLINE ONLY and broadcast via webcam

Saturday: 6.30pm;  Sunday: 9.00am & 11.00am;        Weekdays Mon - Sat 10am

Each Evening at 8:30pm: Rosary & Night Prayer and Friday 7:30pm - Taize Prayer

PLEASE NOTE 12:30pm & 5:30pm Masses are suspended for the time being