Final P5 First Communions take place

On Friday evening the last of the staggered P5 First Holy Communion celebrations took place in St John’s church. This was the fifth such mass over the past month and as with each of the previous celebrations, the children participated beautifully throughout.

Our thanks go to everyone who helped these masses to go ahead, the liturgy group of St John’s, Arlene the sacramental co-ordinator and the whole team, Fr Jock, teachers who attended mass on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and all the families who supported their children throughout the months leading up to this important day.

Congratulations to our children, we are very proud of them as they reach this important milestone in their spiritual lives.

Saturday 24th October Kate, Oliwia, John, Isabella, Payton and Sara

Friday 30th October Sam, Roksana, Nicola and Filip

Friday 13th November Rian, Evan, Rebecca, Macy and Vhari

Saturday 21st November Matteo, Daniel, Evie, Genna and Hollie

Friday 27th November Pennie, Joseph, Alex, Amelia and Cezary.

Updated RCCT timetable

Due to staff changes before and subsequently after the October holidays, the RCCT timetable has been revised and updated.

As before, all classes have been allocated the correct amount of specialist cover time up until Christmas, however different classes have different specialist teacher input. Also a reminder that there is no RCCT requirement for P1 & 2 classes.


St John’s Advent Foodbank

As we have done the past few years, St John’s will collect food donations to distribute these either to local groups or foodbanks over the next 4 weeks. This is an example of our Faith in Action. Each year we have been humbled by the generosity of our families and this year, more than most, families in our local area require help.

P5A will collect the donations, quarantine them for a number of days and then organise the donations into parcels.

Here are some things we would like to collect:

  • Cereal
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce
  • Lentils, beans and pulses
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tea/coffee
  • Tinned fruit
  • Biscuits
  • UHT milk
  • Fruit juice
  • A chocolate treat

Thank you for your support, it is very much appreciated.

Links to P5 First Holy Communion Masses

Due to Covid-19, First Holy Communions were delayed last session. Dates and times have now been agreed for the children in P5 who are making their First Holy Communion.

Restrictions are still place regarding the number of people who can attend Mass however the links below will enable family and friends who cannot be there in person to take part in the Mass online.

We are sure the celebrations will be prayerful, happy and joyful occasions for our First Communicants and we offer our prayers for them on their special day.

First Holy Communion Masses

Sat 24th October 10 am St John’s

Friday 30th October 6pm St Mary Magdalene’s

Saturday 7th November 10am St Mary Magdalene’s

Friday 13 November 6pm St John’s

Saturday 21st November 10am St John’s

Friday 27th November 6pm St John’s