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By means of the decree, the Apostolic Penitentiary “confirms and extends for the entire month of November 2021 all the spiritual benefits already granted on 22 October 2020” – that is, it allows the faithful to gain plenary indulgences for the souls in purgatory by visiting a cemetery on every day in November and praying for those who have died; normally, the indulgence is limited to the first eight days of the month. A second plenary indulgence is also established for the day of the commemoration of the faithful departed, All Souls’ Day, November 2. The current decree allows the faithful to obtain that indulgence for the benefit of the deceased on any day of November, at their choice.
The Sacred Heart & St Margaret's is parish of the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh a charity registered in Scotland number SC008540  

The Sacrament of

First Holy Communion

 

 

Before preparing for the Sacrament of Holy Communion, children must first have a foundational understanding of who God is and what He asks of His Church. Therefore, children preparing for Holy Communion are to complete one full year of religious education just prior to entering Sacramental Preparation. 

 

 

Our Archdiocesan primary schools follow the “This is Our Faith” RE Programme which helps our children learn more about Jesus.

 

For families with children at other schools, we offer help and support in sacramental preparation through our Parish Catechetics Team.


Preparation for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion will begin in P4 and will culminate with celebration of this sacrament next spring. (See LITURGICAL RITES for Christian Initiation for Children)

 

 

 

For adult sacramental preparation, please see the Becoming Catholic Section (RCIA).