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Sacramental Meetings

Throughout the year there will be meetings about the Sacraments and all that they entail.  It is essential that you come to all of them with your child to ensure that you all understand the commitments that you and your child are making as they take the next step in their faith journey.


If there is a genuine reason why you cannot make a meeting please let Mrs Sweeney, Mrs Mitchell Mrs Turner or Mrs Finnegan aware so that you can receive the relevant documentation.


Regular Mass Attendance

It is so important for children to understand the commitment that they are making to their faith as they head towards making their First Holy Communion. Father Bruce will expect to see each family regularly at mass either 6:30pm on Saturday or 10:00am on Sunday. We understand that some families will be attending churches in their parish which is also acceptable.


Your child will be given a special card to be signed by the priest to ensure that regular attendance is taking place.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Before Christmas the Catholic children in Year 3 will receive their Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession) from Father Bruce. Your child will receive a letter from school asking you to choose when you are going to be taking your children to mass to receive this Sacrament. This letter must be completed and given directly to Father Bruce so that he can arrange dates with you. Please tick one option (not all) so that he knows who to expect, at which mass, on which day.


Commitment Mass in church for all Y3 parents and children

Saturday 9th November 10:00am


The Sacrament of First Holy Communion

This year the children will receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in church on: TBC


In a meeting nearer the time we will be going through all of the important information about the day and the timings.


Non-Catholic Participation

OLSK is an inclusive school and as part of our school family, non-Catholic children are expected to fully participate in the programme of the Sacraments.  Although they will not be receiving the Sacraments themselves, they will be included in the preparation and celebration of them.  This includes attending meetings, coming to the Mass of Commitment on Saturday 9th November and celebrating First Holy Communion.  If you have any questions about what is expected, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Sweeney, Mrs Mitchell, Mrs Turner or Mrs Finnegan