Sacramental Preparation

for Children & Young People

Bishop Marcus has asked the Diocese of Leeds to adopt a new system of preparation for the Sacraments from this year forward.  Children who are in Year 3 are invited to make their First Reconciliation after a course of preparation, and then once in Year 4 are prepared for their First Holy Communion.  The Sacrament of Confirmation is administered in Year 6.  Courses of preparation for each of these Sacraments will be offered through the Parish.

Details of the courses and their requirements will be made known through the parish bulletin and through both parish schools. 

Please contact Louise Bland, the Parish Catechist on 07912 782157 or littlelou1970@hotmail.com for more information.

It is expected that those wishing to receive First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Confirmation will attend Mass regularly along with their family.  It is also vital that families are engaged in the preparation of their child through prayerful and practical support.

Please see the Sunday Bulletin for details of upcoming preparation and Parent's Meetings.


First Holy Communion 2019

The date for the celebration of the Sacrament is

Saturday 22nd June 2019 at 12.00noon.

Catholic Children who are in year 4 or above, and have not yet received their First Holy Communion are invited to enrol on the programme of preparation here in the parish.  If your child attends either Our Lady & St Brendan’s or St Clare’s School they will receive a letter through school, if not, then please take one from the back of Church.  It is important that children who wish to receive the Sacrament are fully engaged in the    programme of preparation, and if it is not possible for them to be so this year, then enrol on next year’s course instead.