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Holy Sacraments

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Sacramental Preparation


First Holy Communions are usually celebrated at parish Masses early in the Summer Term and Confirmation is normally celebrated later in the Summer Term. Preparations for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion are undertaken in Year 3 and for Confirmation in Year 6, forming part of the School’s RE programme. Days of reflection, visits to Harvington Hall, Oscott College and St. Chad’s Cathedral, are arranged as part of these sacramental preparations. The School works closely with the Diocese in the preparation of pupils undertaking the holy sacraments.


Father Benedict Thompson, OSB our School and Parish Priest has a strong connection with everyone at St. Mary’s School. Parent’s evenings for sacramental preparation are both welcoming and well supported. Every faith tradition is respected at St. Mary’s.