Eucharist – First Holy Communion



First Communion Dates for 2019

St. Patrick’s Church Donaghmore
Saturday 4 May 2019:   St Mary’s PS  & Blessed Patrick O’Loughran PS
Saturday 11 May 2019:  St. Patrick’s PS

Church of St. John the Baptist Galbally
Saturday 18 May 2019:  St. Joseph’s PS. Galbally


In the Parish of Donaghmore, First Communion is celebrated when children are in Primary 4. Preparation for First Communion is shared by the parish, the school and the family. In school children follow the Alive-O Religious Education programme.

The Parish of Donaghmore preparation programme offers parents and family the opportunity to be involved in their children’s preparation.

A significant part of the programme will take place at school and masses during the year. Schools will keep parents advised of the specific events to attend with their children.