Our Year 4 children receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
The sacrament of Reconciliation is received by baptised Catholic children. All children in Year 4 are included in the celebration of the sacrament and our inclusive ethos ensures that those children who are not baptised Catholics are enabled to participate as fully as possible in supporting their classmates during the programme.
Year 4 take another step along their Faith Journey, by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a chance to say sorry to God for the things they have done that have hurt God, others and themselves. When God created man, in his image and likeness, he knew we would make wrong choices so he gave us the gift of Reconciliation so that we have the opportunity to put our wrongs, right and grow closer, to God; following in his ways.
The children prepare thoroughly for this Sacrament. The preparation takes place during RE lessons and there are also meetings between school, parents, and the parish priest. In addition to this, children and parents in Year 4 attend twilight sessions in order to further deepen their understanding.
The children receive Holy Communion after Easter. This sacrament is widely celebrated by the entire school and parish community.
First Holy Communion
June 2021 – Our Year 4 children received the Eucharist for the very first time. With some Covid-19 restrictions in place, our children celebrated their First Holy Communion day with a beautiful service led by Father Marc-Lyden Smith. The children are a credit to themselves, their families and the school.
First Holy Communion Memories
2020 – Despite the delay in receiving their Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, due to the coronavirus pandemic, our children eventually celebrated their First Holy Communion day in December 2020. The service was streamed live by Fr Marc and it was a beautiful celebration for all involved. You can watch the service by following the link: facebook.com/frmarclydensmith/videos/435698997597902/?sfnsn=scwspwa …
2019 – The boys and girls outshone the summer sunshine in their outfits and dresses. It was a fabulous occasion and lovely to see so many family members gathered together to celebrate the children’s special moment with them. Thank you to all the helpers, of which there were many, who contributed to the big day. A special thank you to Fr. Frank, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Robinson for their time in preparing the children for the sacrament. Thank you to Mrs Jubb for providing such fabulous party food and the special cake. Lastly, thank you to the parish ladies for working non stop providing refreshments throughout the morning.