Religious Education

Our Sacred Space

The Sacred Space is a point of focus for pupils’ prayer. It is a centre for reflection and for the children’s work.

Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary during the coronavirus pandemic. 

O Mary,
you always shine on our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm.
You, Salvation of the Roman People,
know what we need,
and we are sure you will provide
so that, as in Cana of Galilee,
we may return to joy and to feasting
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who has taken upon himself our sufferings
and carried our sorrows
to lead us, through the cross,
to the joy of the resurrection. Amen.

Under your protection, we seek refuge, Holy Mother of God. Do not disdain the entreaties of we who are in trial, but deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

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The Sacraments

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion.

First Holy Communion Prayers and Songs

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Prayers

Prayer before Communion

Prayers 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.

Prayer after Communion

Prayers 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.

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Mass Responses

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Songs

Eat this Bread

Céad Míle Fáilte Romhat a Iosa

This is the Day

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The Sacrament of Confirmation

Preparation for Confirmation emphasises the graces that the Spirit brings.

Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.

Lord,
by the light of the Holy Spirit
you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
In the same Spirit
help us to relish what is right
and always rejoice in your consolation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

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Please click on the link below to Bishop Kevin’s Confirmation page.

https://www.elphindiocese.ie/ambassadors/