St. Francis Xavier JNS is under the patronage of the Catholic Church. Therefore, children in second class make their First Holy Communion. The “Do this in Memory” programme of preparation for First Holy Communion requires a partnership between the home, school and parish of St. Brigid’s, Blanchardstown. The home is the most important element of this partnership as parents are the first and best teachers of their children. The school and parish will support and celebrate what is being taught and lived in the home.