The liturgical life of the Catholic Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments.
There are seven sacraments in total. At school, the children receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Our celebrations of the sacraments are signs of Jesus' presence in our lives and a means for receiving his grace.
At St. Mary'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 have an excellent understanding of how taking part in these sacraments provide a greater relationship between themselves and God.
This Sacrament focusses on the asking for God's mercy and forgiveness for the sins that have been committed. The confession of sins enables the children to be forgiven and reconcile themselves with God.
Children in Year 3 prepare for and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
This Sacrament focusses on the Eucharist which nourishes our life of faith. The signs of the bread and wine we receive are the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.
Children in Year 3 preapre for and receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.The preparation takes place during RE lessons and there are also meetings between school, parents and the parish priest. The sacraments of Reconciliation and The Eucharist are widely celebrated by the entire school and parish community.
Children in Year 6 receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
The children start their preparation in during their RE lessons and there are also meetings between school, parents and the parish priest.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is administered every year and conferred through anointing with chrism and the laying on of hands.
The children are always extremely excited about encouraging all their family and friends to come join them in church on the night of their confirmation.
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