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St. Peter's National School, Phibsboro, Dublin 7

FIrst Penance and First Holy Communion 2021

As things stand, our current 2nd class pupils are preparing for their Confession and Communion ceremonies (Exact Dates to be confirmed at a later stage- First Holy Communion more than likely to take place as late as possible). A provisional date of Sunday, 2nd of May has been set for the First Holy Communion with First Penance taking place the week before.

Details to be confirmed as soon as possible. 

Religious Education and the Sacraments


First Communion Ceremonies will take place in St. Peter’s Church at 11:30a.m. and  1:30p.m on Saturday, 5th of December 2020. 

We would like to thank our teachers: Ms. Oliver, Ms. Gilmartin and their current class teachers- Ms. Hand and Ms. Kelly as well as our marvellous First Communion pupils and their parents. 

St. Peter’s school and church would like to remind parents of the 50 persons capacity limit in the church- they must be strictly adhered to for the health and safety of all. 
With this in mind, only three people per family are permitted into the church (including the child).

Please adhere to social distancing outside and inside the church. Adults are advised to wear masks face coverings inside the church also. Please do not congregate outside the church after the ceremony. 





is a time of waiting for the coming of the birth of Jesus. It is time of hope, a time of beginning. Living in  the darkness of winter and what this time in our lives brings to us we always live in hope  knowing that light will come. We wait with patience for Jesus’ birth, this a time to remember  that God is always with us, journeying with us. We may not always see him especially when it  is dark but when we come to stand in the light we see that God has never left us. God  watches us in love all the time.  

And so the Advent wreath reminds us of God’s love. It’s shape and colour are symbols of  God’s never ending love for us.  

Advent is a time when we remember the past, celebrate the  present and look with hope to the future. Lord, may we be aware of the joy that the birth of  Jesus brings into our lives. Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer  

Advent is a time when we prepare a place for you in our hearts and  in our world.

Lord, help us to help others who need our help that we may share what we have  so as to hold you in all we do.


Lord in your mercy hear our prayer