St Marys Catholic Primary School
At St. Mary's we place the children at the heart of everything we do

Sacramental Preparation

First Holy Communion
The children will usually start their sacramental preparation in the Spring term of year 3.
The school and parish work together to prepare the children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
We use the ‘I Belong’ programme. This is a programme that contains lively, colourful material in which illustrations and examples are used to reflect the world where today’s children live and experience faith.  
In the Summer Term, we welcome everyone in our school and parish  to celebrate with us,  in church, when the children receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time.

A Message from Father Brian:-

First Holy Communion 2020/21

As you may know the schools have returned and each year group act as a ‘social bubble’. In other words year groups do not mix. This causes us a problem for our potential First Holy Communion meetings as some candidates will come from different social bubbles and even different schools. Therefore, after discussions with catechists and teachers we do not think it would be possible, while keeping to the restrictions, to hold the meetings for First Holy Communion at this stage. However, we will review the situation on a monthly basis. Hopefully the gradual easing of the restrictions will allow us to begin the preparation meetings in the Parish Hall in the near future. I know this will be a great disappointment to many, as it is for me and all concerned with Holy Communion preparation. However, I am hopeful the First Holy Communion celebration will take place sometime this year. I appreciate your patience and understanding.