At St Joseph's we are able to receive three Sacraments:
- The Sacrament of Reconciliation
- First Holy Communion
Our school prides itself on strong links between the parish, school and home. This means that the preparation for these sacraments remains very strong.
Parents are invited to attend workshops with their child, in order to be fully involved in the preparation for the Sacraments.
Year 3 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.
First Holy Communion
Children in Year 3 receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
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.
The children receive Holy Communion in the summer term. This sacrament is widely celebrated by the entire school and parish community.