First Confession 2019
Our Year 3 children will prepare for their First Confession and receive the Sacrament in 2019.
The dates for the meetings are below and each child must attend every session with a parent or carer.
You will be guided through the sessions by a member of school staff so don't worry about it. We are here to support you.
Tuesday January 8th
Initial meeting and session 1
Tuesday January 22nd
Tuesday February 5th
Tuesday February 26th
Saturday 9th March
Joint Reconciliation at St Bernard’s Halifax 2pm
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 6.30-7.30pm
St Joseph’s Halifax – Wednesdays 4-5pm
St Mary’s Halifax - Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm
St Malachy’s Ovenden - TBC
Our Year 3 children have prepared for and received the Sacrament of Confession - also called Reconciliation. We went to St Bernard's church in Halifax and shared a special liturgy with 5 of the other Catholic Primaries in Calderdale and then all received the Sacrament. They were presented with a lovely silver crucifix. The children have each had a prayer sponsor from the parish and are grateful for their prayers.
Session Times at St Joseph’s School, Brighouse
SESSION 1 Tues 16th Jan 6.30–7.30pm
Our first session went very well and I was so pleased to hear that 2 of our children and their parents attended the session at St Mary's Halifax because they couldn't get to ours!
SESSION 2 TUES 6th FEB 6.30-7.30pm
We had a great Session 2 with some superb discussions and answers! Our children also
took home a little task involving an experiment to help them understand that if we are truly sorry for something we have done wrong, we can erase the wrong by doing the right thing!
SESSION 3. FEBRUARY 27th. 6.30-7.30pm
We had a fabulous third session and there were lots of really good discussions between the children and their parents/grandparents.
SESSION 4 Tues 13th March 6.30-7.30pm
If you cannot make any of the above sessions you must attend one of the others held at the Catholic Cluster of Schools in the same week. If you cannot find your list of dates please let us know.
We are so proud of our 21 children who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on
Saturday 24th March at St Bernard's church in Halifax
as part of the Catholic Community of schools in Calderdale.
Well done to all of them and their parents/grandparents who worked closely with them throughout the programme!