English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School

Dee Road, Reading, Berkshire RG30 4BE
Tel: 0118 937 5466
Email: admin@englishmartyrs.reading.sch.uk

Eucharist Programme 2017/18



English Martyrs Parish Eucharist Programme 2017/18


Dear Parents/Guardians,

First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 16th June 2018 for children who will be aged 8 or over by 31st August 2018.

Along with other Parishes in Reading, we have adopted a new way of preparation for this most special Sacrament, this includes your working alongside your child in all the sessions. The catechists will be there to help and support you.  The 12 meetings will take place in our Parish Church & Centre on Saturday mornings 9.15 – 10.30. It is essential that you & your child are present at all the sessions & that together you experience the celebration of Sunday Mass each weekend.

In addition to these sessions there will be two evening meetings just for parents in March and May.

The programme will begin with an information evening for all parents (NOT CHILDREN) in the parish centre on Tuesday 3rd October  7.30.-9.pm.


We ask for a donation of £20 per family to cover the cost of resources used during the programme.  If this is a cause for concern, please let us know.

Please return all the completed forms, your donation and a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate, to the Parish Office before Sunday 1st October. 

                                                                                                                                                    Following the information evening, our programme will begin with a Mass of Commitment in our Parish Church over the weekend of 14th/15th October.

We are very much looking forward to working with you and your child/ren at this important time in their journey of faith.

Yours faithfully,



  Canon Michael Dennehy                                                        Linda Heneghan                                   Parish Priest                                                        Programme Co-ordinator