1st Holy Communion
First Holy Communion 2020
There will be a maximum of 10 children making their First Communion at each Mass.
At present we are only allowed a maximum of 50 people in the church therefore each child will only be allowed to have 4 family members with them. There may be some room for negotiation if some families do not need their full allocation of guests.
All the First Communion masses will be available to watch on livestream. www.falkirkcatholics.org/livestream
The wearing of a face covering is mandatory in all churches and places of worship. This is for the safety and protection of everyone.
Due to Social Distancing it won’t be possible for the Teachers and parish helpers to assist the children put on Albs, therefore as a special concession this year only, the children will not be required to wear an Alb over their outfits. They will however have to wear a face covering.
Children should go directly to the sacristy at St Francis Xavier’s or the hall at St Anthony’s no later than 10 minutes before Mass is due to begin.
The children will process in and will be seated on the Sanctuary at St Francis Xavier’s or the side of the Sanctuary at St. Anthony’s
Everyone is required to sanitize their hands on entering and leaving the church.
We are required to keep a record of names and contact details for everyone who comes into the church. Please make sure you have provided these by completing the form below.
At present we must still maintain a 2-metre distance between people from different households. This rule will apply before, during and after the Mass.
Holy Communion will only be distributed in the hand and only in the form of bread. Reception from the chalice is suspended.
As per our normal practice there should be no photography during Mass.
At all times we ask that you kindly follow the directions of the Parish Stewards who are there to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.
Finally thank you once again for your patience and understanding. I am confident that the Children’s First Holy Communion will still be a most memorable day in their life, however it is celebrated.
Please provide the following below: Name of Child Date & Time of First Holy Communion Names & Contact details for up to four guests maximum.