Sacramental Programme

Class 3 is a very special year for children at St Mary's as it is the year where children receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time. These sacraments are special meetings with God and are a cause for great celebration and reflection. 

At St Mary's, we follow the I Belong Holy Communion programme by Aileen Urquhart as a basis for our preparation for these special sacraments. Through reflection and discussion, the children develop a deeper relationship with Jesus. 


There are eleven preparation sessions which follow the following themes:

Session 1: In the name of the Father

Session 2: Lord, have mercy

Session 3: Celebrating our rescue

Session 4: God helps me get it right

Session 5: Glory to God in the highest

Session 6: The way of the Lord

Session 7: Bread to offer

Session 8: Fruit of the vine

Session 9: Do this in memory of me

Session 10: Body of Christ

Session 11: To love and to serve


Our sacramental programme is led by Mr Wormleighton with the help of Father David. Our next programme will begin in 2023. If you would like your child to be part of the next programme, they MUST have been baptised before enrolling. 


First Holy Communion - Sunday 7th November 2021

First Holy Communion - Sunday 17th July 2022