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#First Holy Communion

# first-holy-communion - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in
# Religious Education
# Religious Education

Opinion: Religion is a choice - not an obligation. Let's make religious classes opt-in

Feb 5th 2020, 6:20 AM 25,243 Views 252 Comments

Our schools may be Catholic, but young Irish families, increasingly, are not, writes David Graham of Education Equality.

# first-holy-communion - Monday 24 June, 2019

Poll: How much is appropriate to give to a child making their communion?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How much is appropriate to give to a child making their communion?

Jun 24th 2019, 10:32 AM 39,371 Views 102 Comments

A quarter of children surveyed received more than €800.

Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion
# First Holy Communion
# First Holy Communion

Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion

Jun 24th 2019, 6:30 AM 12,724 Views 81 Comments

A quarter of children make over €800 on their Communion day.

# first-holy-communion - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Priest reverses controversial 'any Sunday in May or June' Communion plan after backlash
# Parental Pressure
# Parental Pressure

Priest reverses controversial 'any Sunday in May or June' Communion plan after backlash

Sep 26th 2018, 9:50 PM 48,578 Views 52 Comments

Parents had been told that they were welcome to bring their children to receive the sacrament at mass any Sunday in May or June.

# first-holy-communion - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

How much do children get on their Communion day and how much do parents spend?
# Communion Money
# Communion Money

How much do children get on their Communion day and how much do parents spend?

Jun 12th 2018, 6:12 AM 27,813 Views 46 Comments

It’s an expensive day all around, but how expensive are we talking?

# first-holy-communion - Friday 11 May, 2018

Man whose dangerous driving caused death of woman (70) allowed to attend son's Communion
# Dublin
# Dublin

Man whose dangerous driving caused death of woman (70) allowed to attend son's Communion

May 11th 2018, 1:35 PM 28,643 Views 38 Comments

The postman, who is visually impaired, can attend the event before starting his five-year jail term.

# first-holy-communion - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

This 'non-First Holy Communion' card from an Irish granny is just wonderful
# (god) Bless You
From The Daily Edge
# (god) Bless You

This 'non-First Holy Communion' card from an Irish granny is just wonderful

May 31st 2016, 11:34 AM 11,607 Views 5 Comments

“We hope you both had a great day celebrating not getting your Communion.”

# first-holy-communion - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders
# Communion
# Communion

Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders

May 17th 2014, 12:00 PM 720 Views 44 Comments

Let me warn you now about those who may try to get you spending against your will – and help you to defend yourself.

# first-holy-communion - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Apache Pizza in Cork are doing Communion buffets
# First Holy Pepperoni
From The Daily Edge
# First Holy Pepperoni

Apache Pizza in Cork are doing Communion buffets

May 13th 2014, 2:15 PM 2,873 Views 3 Comments

The little pups these days don’t know they’re born.

# first-holy-communion - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Column: Some etiquette for the modern-day First Holy Communion
# The Big Day
# The Big Day

Column: Some etiquette for the modern-day First Holy Communion

Mar 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 61,635 Views 63 Comments

Invited to a First Communion? Are you in a state of dread? Don’t worry. Let me guide you through the etiquette of the modern Big Day, writes Avril O’Reilly.

# first-holy-communion - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Is €713 too much to spend on a Communion? Most parents don't think so
# Holy God
# Holy God

Is €713 too much to spend on a Communion? Most parents don't think so

Jun 11th 2013, 11:22 AM 9,819 Views 65 Comments

The survey found that parents are spending less on the party, but more on their own outfits.

# first-holy-communion - Monday 11 March, 2013

Poll: Should preparation for sacraments remain the job of teachers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should preparation for sacraments remain the job of teachers?

Mar 11th 2013, 9:38 AM 10,065 Views 183 Comments

Over 70 per cent of primary school teachers have said that they are spending longer than allocated on preparation for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Should this be changed?

Fewer teachers now teaching religion 'willingly'
# Education
# Education

Fewer teachers now teaching religion 'willingly'

Mar 11th 2013, 8:04 AM 8,314 Views 125 Comments

The figures in the current INTO survey were compared to similar research undertaken 10 years ago.

# first-holy-communion - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Average welfare payments for religious ceremonies halved in 2012
# HOLY COMMUNION
# HOLY COMMUNION

Average welfare payments for religious ceremonies halved in 2012

Mar 6th 2013, 4:22 PM 11,406 Views 101 Comments

Joan Burton reveals that the average welfare payment for religious ceremony clothing went from €245 to €120.

# first-holy-communion - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Column: I don’t want my son to make his Communion, but I’m worried
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: I don’t want my son to make his Communion, but I’m worried

Oct 3rd 2012, 7:00 AM 8,410 Views 275 Comments

Communion takes up too much school time says Emma Gilmore, but by opting out she fears her son may be ostracised.

# first-holy-communion - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Poll: How much is appropriate to give a child on their First Communion?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How much is appropriate to give a child on their First Communion?

May 10th 2011, 10:40 AM 11,767 Views 37 Comments

Survey says that, on average, children receive €416. But how much do you think is appropriate, or do you think a different gift would be better?

Irish children receive more money for holy communion: Survey
# Communion
# Communion

Irish children receive more money for holy communion: Survey

May 10th 2011, 10:38 AM 2,202 Views 0 Comments

Despite the country’s economic problems, the cost of a child’s first holy communion is rising – as is the amount of money children receive as gifts – according to a new study.