SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Following the vision and guidance of Bishop Marcus, the preparation for the sacrament of reconciliation at St Patrick's will be using ‘family catechesis’, where children must attend one session with their parent / carer after school and two sessions will be completed in school. A catechist will lead the sessions and guide the pupils and their families 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 reconciliation will be celebrated on Thursday 16th March 2023 during the school day, here at St Patrick’s school in our beautiful Prayer Room. Father Eamonn will celebrate the sacrament with the pupils and they will have a photo taken which will be printed for families to keep.
The pupils will be presented to St Patrick's parish on Saturday 25th February at 6pm Mass - it is hoped all pupils will attend Mass with their families.
There will be three sessions in preparation for the sacrament, a parent or carer will be expected to come with their child to the first session, the next two will be completed in school.
The dates for the sessions are:
Session 1:Thursday 23rd February – 6 to 7pm, in the school hall.
Session 2: Thursday 2nd March during the school day.
Session 3: Thursday 9th March during the school day.
Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation – Pupils first confession Thursday 16th March 2023 during the school day.