First Holy Communion 2019

First Holy Communion 2019

Congratulations to the 17 boys and girls who received their 1st Holy Communion in Canovee church on Saturday May 18th.  Parents, grandparents, families, friends and staff were all treated to a most beautiful ceremony in which everything was carried out with precision and smiles. From the glorious singing of the choir to the fabulous church flowers, the beautifully decorated church and of course most importantly the amazing children themselves, it was a truly memorable morning and one the families involved will treasure forever.

After the ceremony the families were treated to a warm welcome and badly wanted cuppa and cake by the fantastic parent volunteers in the school hall.  The communicants were like royalty with their very own ‘top table’ with individually labelled treat bags & balloons for each one.  The hall was beautifully decorated, and each family sat and enjoyed a cuppa, cake and chat with friends.

Thank you so much to everyone involved in making Saturday May 18th such a memorable day.  Thanks to the Parent Association Committee for their cooperation and organisation, and a big thanks to the many parents who prepared the hall, planted the beautiful flowers, baked, collected balloons and served the teas and coffees on Saturday.  Many thanks to the staff and Martina Moynihan, who helped decorate the church & prepare the beautiful choir.

A special thanks to Canon Bernard O’ Donovan for all his help and guidance throughout the year, his regular visits to the class helped them to do their very best at each Do This In Memory mass and again on the day of the communion.

A particular thanks has to go to Mrs O’Brien, 2nd Class’s teacher.  The children were superbly prepared and thoroughly enjoy the whole experience as they were so familiar with every move they were going to make, there was no need for nerves!!   Their final song would bring a tear to a glass eye, it was so relevant and so beautifully sung.  As Fr. Bernard said, Mrs O’Brien brings huge enthusiasm to the whole 1st Communion experience, from her help with the Do This In Memory masses, the preparation and participation in the First Reconcilliation ceremony and finally to the big day itself.  Heartfelt Go Raibh Mile Maith Agat Mrs O’Brien.