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From TheJournal.ie Parents spending over €900 on average for their child's Communion First Holy Communion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals? Opinion

Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?

Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage and Burial are now rites of passage but do we understand their theological foundations, writes Shane Dunphy.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is what it's all about': The communion wear pop-up shop demonstrating community spirit Ballymun This post contains videos

'This is what it's all about': The communion wear pop-up shop demonstrating community spirit

The pop-up shop is based out of the Ballymun Child and Family Resource Centre and has been helping take the financial stress out of communion season.

From TheJournal.ie Martin says refusing Fianna Fáil TD communion at mass was a 'very unchristian thing to do' Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Martin says refusing Fianna Fáil TD communion at mass was a 'very unchristian thing to do'

It was reported last month that Robert Troy was recently refused communion at a mass due to his position on abortion.

From TheJournal.ie 4,000 Eucharistic ministers who are 'steady on their feet' needed for Pope's Mass HOLY COMMUNION

4,000 Eucharistic ministers who are 'steady on their feet' needed for Pope's Mass

Pope Francis is set to celebrate Mass at the Phoenix Park next month.

From TheJournal.ie Man whose dangerous driving caused death of woman (70) allowed to attend son's Communion Dublin

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

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

10 Communion traditions that children of the future will be happy to miss out on

They’ll never have to deal with getting Alive-O songs stuck in their head.

From TheJournal.ie Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland Wafer Or Wine

Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland

A new statement from the Vatican had some people confused.

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schools Church And State

Archbishop says Church stubbornly reluctant to let go of the control of schools

Diarmuid Martin has raised concerns about growing hostilities between the Church and State.

From TheJournal.ie €570 is the average amount an Irish child gets for Communion (but some kids get over a grand) Some Bread
From TheJournal.ie Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin Mountjoy Prison

Chalice given back to Spike Island after 134 years in Dublin

When the island ceased to be a prison in June 1883 the chalice was taken to Mountjoy Prison.

From TheJournal.ie This 10-year-old boy decided to buy a cow with his communion money Holy Cowmmunion

This 10-year-old boy decided to buy a cow with his communion money

Ewan Hanny has wanted to be a farmer all his life.

From TheJournal.ie Boy who hit his eye in shop and missed First Communion photos awarded €11,000 Injury

Boy who hit his eye in shop and missed First Communion photos awarded €11,000

His mother was given €200 to arrange new photos.

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

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

This Communion card from Marks & Spencer is a little TOO real

Bit on the nose there, lads.

From TheJournal.ie This Irish film about an 8-year-old atheist girl is winning lots of awards Rubai

This Irish film about an 8-year-old atheist girl is winning lots of awards

The short film is going to be shown on TG4 tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic bishops have a new view on allowing divorced people receive communion Synod

Catholic bishops have a new view on allowing divorced people receive communion

Their view on gay marriage, however, remains unchanged.

From TheJournal.ie Here is how much kids made from their Communions this year Back In My Day

Here is how much kids made from their Communions this year

The figure has actually dropped since 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should parents be allowed take photos during Communion ceremonies? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents be allowed take photos during Communion ceremonies?

Priests have been advising parents against the practice, due to concerns about child protection.

8 awkward moments you'll always have at mass

So much potential.

From TheJournal.ie This soup kitchen wants to make Communion easier for struggling families Dresses And Suits

This soup kitchen wants to make Communion easier for struggling families

Cork Penny Dinners is giving away all the gear for free.

From The42 Young GAA stars can't part with their hurleys on Communion day Holy Show

Young GAA stars can't part with their hurleys on Communion day

Mind those dresses though.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders Communion

Opinion: First Holy Communion etiquette for sensible spenders

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

Apache Pizza in Cork are doing Communion buffets

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

From TheJournal.ie FG TD who was told not to help with communion insists he's 'very much pro-life' Catholic Church

FG TD who was told not to help with communion insists he's 'very much pro-life'

Derek Keating has been told not to fulfil his duties as a minister of the Eucharist at St Mary’s Parish in Lucan in the wake of his support for the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill last July.

From TheJournal.ie Parents vote to keep Communion date despite clash with One Direction gig Save The Date

Parents vote to keep Communion date despite clash with One Direction gig

The communion at Gaelscoil an Ráithín is on the same day as the boy band’s concert in Dublin which some of the children have tickets to.

From TheJournal.ie TDs who feel discouraged from seeking Communion 'should speak to their priest' Abortion

TDs who feel discouraged from seeking Communion 'should speak to their priest'

A spokesperson for the Catholic Church was responding to a report at the weekend that TDs were being warned off seeking Communion by their priests.

From TheJournal.ie Is €713 too much to spend on a Communion? Most parents don't think so Holy God This post contains a poll

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

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

14 things you'll see at an Irish first communion

From cocktail sausages to a good rosette.

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: How Ireland has some of the fittest fat kids in the world and why the axing of Communion grants is ‘worse than the famine’.

From TheJournal.ie Government criticised for scrapping Communion and Confirmation grants Money

Government criticised for scrapping Communion and Confirmation grants

The Department of Social Protection confirmed it was scrapping grants which covered the costs of religious sacraments.

From TheJournal.ie Average welfare payments for religious ceremonies halved in 2012 HOLY COMMUNION

Average welfare payments for religious ceremonies halved in 2012

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

Rubberbandits ask: "Are communion wafers haunted by the ghost of Christ?" Science Week 2012 This post contains videos

Rubberbandits ask: "Are communion wafers haunted by the ghost of Christ?"

They’re trying to find the truth as part of Science Week 2012.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix...now with added gecko tongue Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added gecko tongue

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Prime numbers: the week in stats In Numbers

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Opinion polls, lucky punts, expenses, unemployment and more – our numerical guide to the last 604,800 seconds in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending Cuts

Gilmore: Communion allowance cut to stop 'lavish' spending

The government spent €3.4 million on communion and confirmation allowances to people who needed help last year – but has announced plans limiting the payment to €110.

The 25 best tweets about #Irishthings Irishthings This post contains images

The 25 best tweets about #Irishthings

Joe Duffy, flat 7UP and leaving the immersion on – here’s the pick of the best #irishthings which have been trending on Twitter today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish children receive more money for holy communion: Survey Communion

Irish children receive more money for holy communion: Survey

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.