St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

We are holding an Open Afternoon for Parents/Carers of children due to start school in September 2019. Come along and meet the Headteacher and Reception staff as well as have a look around school! MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2018 at 1.30pm. Please ring us on 01484 713037 to let us know if you will be coming along!


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


Session 2

Tuesday February 5th


Session 3

Tuesday February 26th


Session 4

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!