Archbishop Dermot Farrell has given the go ahead for First Communion and Confirmation to be held in the Diocese of Dublin.
Last June, before the primary schools closed for the summer holidays, the Parish Team of Athy, Narraghmore & Moone in consultation with the primary school’s decided to postpone both First Communion and Confirmation until the Autumn, after the schools reopened.
This decision was taken primarily because of the uncertainty of what the government/HSE Covid 19 restrictions would be during the school holidays. A letter was emailed to all parents/guardians of the First Holy Communion and Confirmation classes in the ten primary schools in the parishes of Athy, Narraghmore and Moone.
There is no change to this decision as agreed by the Parish and schools. The Parish Team and schools will meet in early September to plan the dates for both sacraments.
We are looking forward to celebrating these ceremonies with the children and their families in the autumn in adherence with whatever the government guidelines will be at that time.