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All Saints Catholic Collegiate

Sacraments

 Reconciliation             Holy Communion              Confirmation 

 2020 - 2021 Sacramental Dates 

This year, provisional dates for the sacraments will be released after the Easter Break. It is important to know that any dates given will continue to be subject to change due to the current unpredictable circumstances.

 

Mrs Davies remains in Contact with Father Kaz and will update parents at each virtual Sacramental Preparation meeting. 

Sacramental Preparation 2020-21 

We have started our Sacramental Preparation Program for the Academic Year 2020-21. We are proud to say that our RE team has been able to deliver online Preparation sessions for all of our Year 3, 4 and 6 children who are making their Sacraments. 

We would like to thank our Parents for their incredible support during these sessions. We have loved working with the children thus far and believe that our Program will fully prepare the children so that they are ready to receive their Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation in partnership with our parents and parish. 

The Sacramental Preparation Team

The program is being delivered with guidance from Father Kaz and Gabrielle (Parish Catechist) where necessary. They have provided excelled resources to deepen the knowledge of our children. 

The preparation team is built up of the In-School RE team

Mrs Davies and Mrs Howe: Year 3 and Year 4 - Reconciliation and Holy Communion

Mrs Brown and Mrs Goldson: Year 6 -Confirmation 

Mrs Rowe - With experience of supporting preparation within our Parish is offering further support and guidance and is present for every session. 

Information for Parents

Year 3 and 4 will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.

Year 6 will receive the Sacrament of confirmation. 

At St Augustine's, children work with the support of parents, teachers and members of our Parish community to prepare for their Sacraments. This is a very special time as the children take important steps in their faith it is vital that parents and children attend every sacramental meeting that is arranged so that they are fully prepared. Sacramental preparation dates will be sent home with the children.  

Attending Family mass is a wonderful way to show commitment to the Sacramental program. We invite families each half term to celebrate mass together as a school and Parish community Sunday mass takes place at 11 a.m at St. Augustine's Catholic Church. 

Please find important communication and documents at the bottom of this page. 

Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 

To support children as they prepare for Holy communion we follow the new additions of 'We share in the Eucharist' and 'We Prepare for Reconciliation' These offer support and activities for parents and children to complete together. 

Candidates for Reconciliation and  First Holy Communion should: 

Participate in weekly Mass.
Participate in preparation sessions.
Participate in the Holy Communion rehearsals.

Confirmation 

During their time of preparation Confirmation candidates will: 

Choose a sponsor and meet with them regularly - This should be someone who is a good role model as a faith-filled Catholic. They will be an important companion on this journey. 

Choose a Saint name as their Confirmation name - This name should be someone that the candidate looks up to and admires. They should spend time deciding this carefully, it can be a good idea to write about their Saint/ Confirmation name.  

Confirmandi should also: 

Participate in weekly Mass.
Participate in preparation sessions.
Participate in the Confirmation rehearsals.

Preparing through Prayer

Prayer is communication with God: a dialogue. God is talking to you and you are talking to him. Speak to him, Listen to him. Open your heart to him. 

Prayer can help us to prepare for our sacraments, to open our hearts.

Find the Year 3 and Year 6 Formal written prayer check list attached. These prayers are an important part of these special steps in faith. 

Preparing through Prayer

Name
 Formal prayers tick sheet Y3.docxDownload
 Formal prayers tick sheet Y6.docxDownload
 Key Prayers.pptxDownload
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