Message for First Holy Communion children, their families and our school community.

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As you may know, this Saturday 16th of May was meant to be a very special day for the 2nd Class pupils in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes. They had been preparing all year long with their classmates, teacher, families and parish community for the Sacrament of Communion.

Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances they will not get to receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist on Saturday, but we would like to mark the occasion for them and let them know that we are thinking of them all.

If you have a child who was due to make their First Holy Communion on Saturday, please help them to light a candle at 11am and pray together as a family, remembering the message in their card from Ms. O’ Reilly and Ms. Kennedy.

We would also love if other families who did not have a child making First Communion could pray for the girls on Saturday at 11am. Fr. Andy will remember all our First Holy Communion candidates at Mass this weekend. Please view via webcam at 7.30pm on Saturday or at 11.00am on Sunday on the parish website

As Bishop Nulty said in his message, even though we cannot see each other we can still keep each other close in our minds and in our hearts. So, let’s come together separately and show 2nd class that their special day has not been forgotten about.

There will be a special request for the girls on KCLR on the Edward Hayden Show on Saturday morning also so tune in!

Kind regards,
The SML team. 

First Holy Communion 2019! | St Senan's Parish, Shannon


Communion and Confirmation 2020

Good morning to you all,

An update has come from Bishop Denis (below), regarding the celebration of the Sacrament of Communion and Confirmation this year. Unfortunately, as per his statement, they will be postponed for now. As soon as any new information or updates arrive I will let the families know.

We are thinking of all the children in Second and Sixth class, their families, teachers and friends. We pray for you all and look forward to a day when we can celebrate together.

First Holy Communion & Confirmation: I am very aware that we are entering the ‘high season’ for First Holy Communion ceremonies. I am also conscious that 39 out of our 56 parishes have not yet celebrated Confirmation. In honesty it is difficult to see a huge change post the current restrictions, which expire on May 5th. With that in mind, as First Holy Communion ceremonies are already diaried for the weekends of May, I suggest they, like Confirmation ceremonies are now postponed until we get further guidance regarding large public gatherings.
I want to thank our Principals and teachers for the great work they do in helping prepare our young people for the sacraments, work done in cooperation with the local parish and the families of the young people. I also thank Maeve Mahon, our Coordinator for Primary Education. This is a hugely regretful decision, but it is important that while the ceremonies may be postponed, the preparation continues. In early May resources will be sent out by email from Maeve for parishes and for schools and available to families and the wider community on the KandLe website.