If you have a child currently in Year 2 or above who would like to receive First Holy Communion in May 2020 please collect a Mass Attendance card from Fr Peter. The reason for the cards is that preparation required for every sacrament is not simply attending the course but of encouraging a way of life that gives any formal preparation a solid grounding. The acceptance of the Church as being a bygone relic of communal family memory rather than the community of living faith is fast drawing to a close. The culture of this country is so profoundly secular that it can no longer carry the token Catholic. Nowadays to nurture and maintain one’s Catholic faith life requires the conscious participation in a particular community.