Bandon Parish

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FIRST HOLY COMMNION

As the schools return cautiously from the end of August we look forward to celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion with the children of the parish, who have been waiting patiently since May for their Special Day.

Our advice to you, is to continue to pray with your child, and follow the Masses using
MY MASS PRAYER BOOKLET
which you recieved as part of the Holy Communion Preparation Programme.
Here you will find some useful prayers to say with your child in preparation for the Special Day.

Keep practising the following prayers in preparation for your childs Holy Communion.

Prayer before Holy 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.