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Sacramental Preparation 2019-2020

Latest Update: 25th March 2019


Liturgy and Sacramental Preparation (The Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation) and The Celebration of the Sacraments in School 


The advice from our Bishops is that 'these celebrations should be postponed until a time that allows for families and friends to gather safely within our churches.' 



At St Filumena's we are able to receive three Sacraments:

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation - Year 3
  • First Holy Communion - Year 3
  • Confirmation - Year 6

Our school prides itself on strong links between the parish, school and home. This means that the preparation for these sacraments remains very strong.


Parents are invited to attend workshops with their child, in order to be fully involved in the preparation for the Sacraments.



Year 3 take the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


The sacrament of Reconciliation is received by baptised Catholic children at the end of Year 3.


All children in Year 3 are included in the celebration of the sacrament and our inclusive ethos ensures that those children who are not baptised Catholics are enabled to participate as fully as possible in supporting their classmates during the programme.


Year 3 take another step along their Faith Journey, by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a chance to say sorry to God for the things they have done that have hurt God, others and themselves. When God created man, in his image and likeness, he knew we would make wrong choices so he gave us the gift of Reconciliation so that we have the opportunity to put our wrongs, right and grow closer, to God; following in his ways.


Holy Communion

Children in Year 3 receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.


The children prepare thoroughly for this Sacrament. The preparation takes place during RE lessons and there are also meetings between school, parents, and the parish priest. In addition to this, children in Year 3 visit Alton Castle for a day retreat in order to further deepen their understanding.


The children receive Holy Communion after Easter, usually around the time of the feast of Corpus Christi. This sacrament is widely celebrated by the entire school and parish community.




Children in Year 6 receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Their preparation, once again, includes a family workshop run by our lay chaplain, Mrs Howard. Here they learn to grow in faith whilst considering the role of the Disciple. The Bishop confirms the children, during a special mass.


If you do not attend St Filumena's Catholic Primary School but are interested in preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion, Confirmation or would like to know more about the Catholic Faith please contact Fr Kaz on 01782 313734.

Confirmation Retreat: St Giles' Cheadle - Saturday 7th March 2020

Rite of Enrolment for Sacramental Preparation