St Patrick's Catholic Primary Academy


Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus pandemic the preparation for the sacrament of First Holy Communion has had to be put on hold. Please do not worry - as soon as we are able to open again we will contact you to continue the preparation.

Thank you.

Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Following the vision and guidance of Bishop Marcus, the preparation for the sacrament of Holy Communion in May 2020 will be using ‘family catechesis’, where children must attend the sessions with their parent / carer. A catechist will lead the sessions and guide everyone through the materials, this allows parents/carers and children to grow in faith together.

We recognise that parents are the natural educators of faith to their children, and their example in leading the Christian life is so important,

“…it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute” for them (parents) as teachers. (CCC,2221)

The sacrament of Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday 16th May at 10:30am at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in a special mass for our Year 4 pupils and their friends and family.


There will be six sessions of family catechesis in preparation for the sacrament, a parent or carer will be expected to come with their child to every session please.

The dates for the sessions are:

Session 1: Thursday 27th February in school – 6 to 7pm.

Session 2: Thursday 12th March in school – 6 to 7pm.

Session 3: Thursday 26th March in school – 6 to 7pm.

Session 4: Wednesday 8th April in school – 6 – 7pm

Session 5: Thursday 30th April in school – 6 – 7pm

Session 6: Thursday 7th May in school – 6 – 7pm

There will also be a rehearsal for the children in St Patrick’s Catholic Church on Thursday 14th May during the afternoon and you are asked to come and join us in church at 3:45pm and collect your children.