RE Resources - First Holy Communion

The table below provides links to our resources for a FIRST COMMUNION and RECONCILIATION programme. The programme is made up of 16 sessions. For each unit there are session plans for catechists, a worksheet for children as well as other resources such as flashcards, images and also PowerPoint presentations. As in the case of all other worksheets on our website, paper based resources can be downloaded using Adobe reader. Worksheets for children also include a second sheet with Bible passages and/or other readings, as well as a space for children to write their own prayers or reflections at home. The two worksheets’ sides are designed to be printed on a double sided A4 sheet. They could be used during the catechism session but they are mainly intended to be completed by children at home possibly with guidance by their parents.

Although the programme is designed over 16 sessions, catechists may need to make changes to suit their parish needs. Our resources could be adapted for a longer or shorter course with fewer or more sessions. Care must be taken however not to leave out core aspects in the preparation for these two important sacraments.

It is also important to remember to plan for input to learn and talk about the LITURGICAL YEAR and special days or Liturgical seasons such as Advent and Lent etc. You may also want to have a look at our PRAYER BOOK to use for the teaching of basic prayers and other prayers used at Mass. A few minutes in each session could be set aside specifically for the teaching and learning of prayers.

For more details and practical points about this programme and being a catechist in general see the Resource Sheet GUIDANCE NOTES FOR CATECHISTS.

We welcome your comments and suggestions regarding these and other resources on this website. They will be used as a guide for improvements and future developments. Please write to us on info@sdc.me.uk. Thank you.

Unit

Topic

Session

Worksheet

Resources

1

We belong to God's Family

Session Plan Worksheet
2

God Gives Us Gifts

Session Plan Worksheet
3

God Made Me Special

Session Plan Worksheet
4

Celebrating the Sacraments

Session Plan Worksheet
5

My Baptism

Session Plan Worksheet
6

We Love God

Session Plan Worksheet
7

We Love One Another

Session Plan Worksheet
8

Better Friends with Jesus

Session Plan Worksheet
9

Jesus Forgives Us

Session Plan Worksheet
10

Be Happy - Say Yes to Jesus

Session Plan Worksheet
11

Friends Again with God

Session Plan Worksheet
12

How to Receive Confession

Session Plan Worksheet
13

We Gather as God's Family

Session Plan Worksheet
14

The Liturgy of the Word

Session Plan Worksheet
15

The Liturgy of the Eucharist

Session Plan Worksheet
16

My First Holy Communion

Session Plan Worksheet

Other Resources

Resource

Notes

Catechists' Notes Brief points and ideas to help the catechist make the best of this Programme.
Prayer Book You can print this prayer book in colour or black and white.
Reconciliation Service Coming soon
Reconciliation Certificates A selection of Reconciliation certificates.
First Holy Communion Certificates A selection of First Holy Communion certificates.

We welcome your help, comments and suggestions regarding these and other resources on this website. They will be used as a guide for improvements and future developments. Please write to us on info@sdc.me.uk or fill in the form here.