Details from RTE:
A group of children have made their First Holy Communion virtually today – from the comfort of their own homes.
Ten students from three different primary schools in Lusk, north Co Dublin – Hedgestown, Corduff and Educate Together – took part in a special video link-up with local parish priest Fr George Begley officiating via webcam.
Catholic Communion ceremonies had to be cancelled nationwide due to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
Jane O’Kelly was among the parents whose children enjoyed the online ceremony. “My daughter Laoise made her First Holy Communion and it was a lovely occasion.
“She recorded a prayer of the faithful earlier and I whatsapped the video to Fr George who played it during the Communion Mass .
“Other children recorded prayers too. Everyone got involved.”
Laoise, 9, a pupil at Hedgestown national school, wore her Communion dress and was joined by her proud dad Aidan and sisters Moya, 6, and one-year-old Sinead while mum Jane gave her the Eucharist.
“Fr George consecrated the hosts at an earlier mass today and then families were given different time slots to collect them.”
Fellow Hedgestown parent Anna Marsella Horan, whose son Sebastian, 8, also took part in the virtual service, revealed that all the parents had trained in the local church on how to dispense Communion to their child.
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