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.



Confirmation and Communion 2020

School Confirmation and Communion

Confirmation: Sunday 31st May

First Communion 2020

The following dates have been arranged for the celebration of First Holy Communion.

Saturday 19th September – 11.00 a.m.

Sunday 20th September – 2.00 p.m.

Saturday 26th September – 11.00 a.m.

Sunday 27th September – 2.00 p.m.

Saturday 3rd October – 11.00 a.m.

  • All ceremonies will take place in Tullow Church.
  • For children from Grange, St. Columba’s, Tullow Girls and Tullow Boys, parents can choose 1 of the above dates.
  • To book a date, a parent must call in to Tullow Parish Office.
  • Due to Government restrictions, there will be a maximum of 20 children at each ceremony.  Each family will be limited to 6 people (including their child).
  • Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated a week before the First Communion ceremony.  A short rehearsal will also take place at that time.