All First Communicants participate in the 'Do This in Memory' preparation programme for First Eucharist. The cornerstones of this programme are:
• The sacramental preparation of children is the responsibility of the home, school and parish, working together in partnership.
• The work of sacramental preparation begins long before the First Eucharist celebration.
• The celebration of First Eucharist is a sacred and important moment on a long journey of faith development. together with Baptism and Confirmation it opens the door to full membership of the Christian community. it is not an end in itself.
• The sacramental preparation of our children must always be seen as one element of the broader task of whole-community catechesis.