First Holy Communion
The preparation of our children for these sacraments is an important time in the life of every school and Parish. It presents a special opportunity for developing their relationship with God, each other and society
Equally it presents an opportunity for a school and Parish to be a real sign of communion and mission within and beyond its own boundaries
Children at St Philip’s are taken through the programme by catechists from the parish. Sessions take place at school and during the parish masses.
A list of the programme can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
Preparation for children receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Holy Communion
Miss Chris Straughn and Mrs Denise Hebron are parishioners and catechists for our school, and help prepare the children for the Sacraments. The recommendations from the Diocese are that children should wait until Year 4 to begin the programme. Any child in the above years, who have not received the Sacraments, is encouraged to join the programme.
The preparation involves home, school and parish. We ask that parents/carers of the children are fully committed to the programme by attending mass each week with your child. The specific parts of the programme will be below when all arrangements have taken place.
We all need to help our children grow in faith and your continued support is needed.