St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Wishing all our children and families a happy and blessed Easter!


First Holy Communion


Our Year 4 children will begin preparing for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in the Spring Term and receive the Sacrament in the Summer Term. Below are the dates for the parent and child meetings to be held here in school.

Tuesday 12th March 2019

Initial meeting and session 1


Tuesday 26th March 2019

Session 2


Tuesday 9th April 2019

Session 3


Tuesday 7th May 2019

Session 4

First Communion

Saturday 18th May 2019 at St Joseph's Church at 11am

Please put these dates in your diary. The sessions, as with First Confession, are for you the parent/carer and your child to attend together. 

We will take you through the programme so don't worry.

If you cannot make it to our school session then you need to attend one of the others listed below in the same week. The content of the preparation in each school is exactly the same.

St Patrick’s Elland – Mondays 6-7pm

St Malachy's, Ovenden - Tuesdays 6-7pm

St Joseph’s Halifax – Wednesdays 4-5pm

St Mary’s Halifax - Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm

Sacred Heart, Sowerby Bridge - Thursdays 4.30-5.30pm

We are looking forward to preparing with you! 

Our first meeting was wonderful with full attendance and great discussions between parent/grandparent and child. We focused on the beginning of Mass, building on our work from our Reconciliation preparation. A huge thank you to our parents/grandparents for supporting our children so well.

Some examples of the cloth squares for ideas.....