Nineteen children celebrated their First Communion recently at St Hugh’s, Chesterfield. Due to the large number of children two First Communion days were held to accommodate all the families in church and to keep each day as a community event. It was standing room only on both occasions. The children took responsibility for all the readings, bidding prayers and Offertory procession. Towards the end of Mass the children came forward each carrying a tea light candle and sang, ‘Share the Light of Jesus.’
Fr Joseph Okeke, Parish Priest, congratulated the children and their families and thanked the catechists, Sandra Asquith and Karena Moore, for all their hard work and dedication in taking the children through the preparation programme.