Would parents / carers of children preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation & Eucharist please return (signed) to Fr. Nicholas the paperwork referring to our Parish Safeguarding Policy—regarding the displaying of children’s photographs in church—ASAP. Thank you!
St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham
The formal classes in preparation for the Sacraments will begin on Sunday 12th January 2014 during Mass. Prior to this a Meeting for Parents will be held on Sunday 5th January 2014 after the 11.30 am Mass. This will give parents the opportunity to look at the Text Book used & ask questions about the course etc.
St. Paul’s Church, Shepley
The formal classes in preparation for the Sacraments begin on Sunday 12th January 2014 during Mass.
It is a prerequisite that ALL children preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation & Holy Communion attend Mass each weekend. Attendance Cards will be checked.
St. Joseph's Church, Somerset Road, Aspley, Huddersfield HD5 9AU
Tuesday 24th December Christmas Eve Vigil Mass – 5.30 pm (Preceded by Carols)
Midnight Mass – 12 midnight (Preceded by Carols)
Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day Mass – 11.00 am
English Martyrs' Church, Grosvenor Road, Dalton, Huddersfield HD5 9HU
Tuesday 24th December Christmas Eve Vigil Mass – 6.30 pm (Preceded by Carols)
Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day Mass – 9.30 am
St. Paul's (Church of England), Marsh Lane, Shepley, Huddersfield HD8 8AE
Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day Mass – 9.00 am
St. Bartholomew's (Church of England), Green End Road, Meltham, Holmfirth HD9 5NW
Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day Mass – 10.30 am
"Again and again the beauty of this Gospel touches our hearts: a beauty that is the splendour of truth. Again and again it astonishes us that God makes himself a child so that we may love him, so that we may dare to love him, and as a child trustingly lets himself be taken into our arms. It is as if God were saying: I know that my glory frightens you, and that you are trying to assert yourself in the face of my grandeur. So now I am coming to you as a child, so that you can accept me and love me." – Pope Benedict XVI (Midnight Mass, Rome, 2012)
Letters, outlining the process of preparation for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation & Eucharist, have been sent to parents / carers. These letters will need responding to as they contain Safeguarding paperwork regarding the displaying of children's photographs in church.
During Mass at English Martyrs' Church next Saturday 30th November at 6.30pm the parents / carers of the children will be invited to re-commit themselves to the Promises they made at their child's Baptism & to support their children in the Parish Catechetical Programme.