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.