In this chapter we talk about names and how important they are in the Bible and in everyday life. We reflect on the importance of our name and of being chosen by God. We think about Baptism ‘in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’ and its significance. We reflect on the story of Jesus’ baptism and on our own baptism. When we go into church and dip our hand in holy water and bless ourselves, it is a reminder of our baptism. We are also introduced to the baptismal font and to the idea of the Old and New Testaments.
If possible, get in touch with your child’s godparents. Get your child to write to them and tell them about First Holy Communion and ask them to pray for them especially this year. You could also choose a friend or relative to act as a ‘prayer sponsor’ for your child. Find a bible and talk to your child about it. Maybe you can help them learn how to look up Bible passages (PDF) over the FHC course.