The Latin word sacramentum means “a sign of the sacred.” The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred and important for Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing God’s presence.
For our Catholic pupils who are ready to receive their First Holy Communion (from Year 3 upwards) and Confirmation (Year 5 and 6), the school, along with the church provides the appropriate preparation, usually via special weekend workshops and in the units of work taught in Religious Education lessons in school.
Sacramental preparation is very much a collaborative process, involving commitment and support from parents as well as the children. It is expected that our children will be attending a weekend Mass in order for them to be deemed ready for the Sacraments.
Also, every family receives a Wednesday Word resource sheet each week to promote family prayer and reflection, and teachers lead the whole school every Monday morning with an assembly based on the themes from the previous Sunday’s Gospel.