Kilcoe National School
Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Kilcoe National School places great importance in the preparation of our pupils for the Sacraments. During their time in our school, children are prepared for the Sacrament of First Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Our dedicated staff and in particular the teachers of these classes put great time and effort into making these Sacraments very special experiences for the pupils.
The children of the First Holy Communion class are successfully involved in the Do This in Memory programme. This is a parish based programme of preparation for First Communion centred in the parish celebration of the Sunday Eucharist and in the home. The programme is designed to facilitate parents, families and the parishes’ active involvement in the preparation for the sacrament. It complements and supports the work of sacramental preparation in the school.
Confirmation is a parish celebration and we share the celebration of this Sacrament with the other school in our parish. The Bishop visits the parish to confirm the pupils and this ceremony takes place every second year.
Our school choir and musicians greatly enhances these ceremonies.