Vicariate For Faith & Mission

Resources for Catechesis and Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Catechesis is the echo of the Word of God.

Pope Francis address to the National Catechetical Office of the Italian Bishops Conference

Resources for Parents

Remember that playing with your children, ‘wasting time’ with your children, is also a way to transmit the faith. It is graciousness, the graciousness of God.

Pope Francis to a gatherine of parents in Milan

Introduction

Thank you for bringing your child forward for First Holy Communion. This is an exciting stage in your child’s journey, and it presents an opportunity to take some precious time together as a family to consider some of our Catholic beliefs.

These documents have been created just for the parents. They are intended to provide some food for thought for those in a parenting role with children preparing for First Holy Communion. Whether you are a life-long Catholic or new to the faith, the hope is that these resources will give you something fresh to think about.

You may wish to dip your toe in the water and watch a couple of videos over this next year, or you may want to work your way through the resources with a video each month. This is an invitation with no obligation. We hope and pray that this special time of preparation will bring you closer to each other and closer to God.

Resources for Parents

The Archdiocese of Liverpool has kindly given permission to share links to their ‘Family Life Prayer and Other Resources‘ and ‘With You Always‘ resources as follows:

Pray Through Play: The Holy Trinity view here.
Pray Through Play: Pentecost view here.
Pray Through Play: Ascension view here.
Pray Through Play: Rosary Bouquet view here.
Pray Through Play: Create a Prayer Garden view here.
Pray Through Play: The Lord’s My Shepherd view here.
Pray Through Play: Walking with Jesus view here.
Pray Through Play: Resurrection Garden view here.

Resources for Catechists

Introduction

The following resources have been created to provide resources for catechists preparing children to the sacraments of reconciliation and of the First Holy Communion.

Resources for Catechists