At St. Joseph’s we believe that it is important for children of the Catholic faith to take part in the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation.
The children develop an excellent understanding of how taking part in these sacraments provide a greater relationship between themselves and God.
First Holy Communion
Children in Year 3 receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion (Eucharist).
They start preparing for these Sacraments in January. The preparation takes place during RE lessons and there are also meetings between the school, parents and the parish priest.
The children receive Reconciliation in March and Holy Communion in June.
These sacraments are celebrated by the entire school and parish community.
(Insert photo of last year’s Holy Communion – there should be a copy in the entrance or from Bruce)
Children in Year 6 receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The children start their preparation in September, via their RE lessons, ready to receive the Sacrament in November or December.
Once again, there are meetings between the school, parents and the parish priest, in order to assist parents with preparing their children.
The children are always excited about encouraging all their family and friends to join them in church on the night of their Confirmation.
(Insert photo of this year’s Confirmation – we should get one from Bruce soon)