St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Welcome to our school website! We do hope you will have a good look round the different sections to see what we get up to! Here are some of the things our parents/carers said in our latest survey - Sept 2019: 100% said their child is safe and happy in school; staff value parents/carers; information is always cascaded well; welcoming, nurturing, family environment; school is fun; staff are fab; we are lucky with the support school gives; great, positive leader; the Catholic life; my child is challenged to reach their full potential; the quality of input is excellent = academic progress and development as a well rounded individual; pastoral care; educational visits; teach with passion.....and lots more! We hope your journey through our website will help you see what they mean!

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Reconciliation 2020

Our Reconciliation programme will start in January 2020 and the dates are:

TUESDAY 14th JANUARY at 6.30pm

TUESDAY 28th JANUARY at 6.30pm

TUESDAY 11th FEBRUARY at 6.30pm

TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY at 6.30pm

All the above meetings are at in our school hall and for you AND your child.

If you cannot make it to these meetings you can attend one of the following: 

St Mary's Halifax - TBC

St Joseph's Halifax - TBC

St Patrick's Elland - TBC

Sacred Heart Sowerby Bridge - TBC

St Malachy's Ovenden - TBC

The same content will be delivered. You must attend each of the 4 sessions with your child. 

Our Reconciliation Service at which your child will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time, will be held on

SATURDAY 7th MARCH 2020

at 2pm at St Bernard's Church Halifax. 

Reconciliation 2019

A group of our Year 3 children prepared for the Sacrament of reconciliation and were presented to the parish at the Parish Mass in January.

On Saturday 6th March they received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. All the children from across our Halifax Deanery came together to celebrate the receiving of the Sacrament. What a special time for us all!

Father Michael presented the children with their reconciliation Certificates and preparation books in one of our parish Masses. he then invited the children up to the tabernacle and spoke to them about it. They all looked very closely at the image of the bird engraved on there. Father challenged them to find out why there is an image of a PELICAN on the tabernacle and what it represents! Do you know?

DATES FOR RECONCILIATION PREPARATION COMING SOON.

First Holy Communion 2020

Our First Holy Communion programme will start in March. 

There will be 4 meetings for you to attend with your child in the same way as the Reconciliation programme we followed last year.

The dates are:

TUESDAY 1OTH MARCH at 6.30pm

TUESDAY 24TH MARCH at 6.30pm

TUESDAY 21ST APRIL at 6.30pm

TUESDAY 5TH MAY at 6.30pm

Our First Holy Communion Mass will be on    Saturday 16th May at 11am in our church of           St Joseph's, Brighouse.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019 

21 of our Year 4 children received the Sacrament of First Communion in our parish church in May.  It was a beautiful celebration. Our children welcomed 2 children from other schools into our group and made them feel very welcome. Each child was represented on our altar cloth for the day. They were wonderful designs put together by family members as well as the children themselves! 

DATES FOR FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION 2020 COMING SOON.

Confirmation 2019

Congratulations to our Year 6 and Year 7 children who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Malachy's in Ovenden from Bishop Marcus in Spring! What a wonderful service it was and so special to share it with them! 

Enrolment Mass – 29th September (Individual Parish Masses)

Session 1 - Tuesday 1st October 2019

Session 2 - Tuesday 15th October 2019

Session 3 - Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Session 4 - Tuesday 12th November 2019

Session 5 - Tuesday 26th November 2019

(NO SESSIONS DURING THE ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS PERIOD)

Session 6 - Tuesday 14th January 2020 

Rehearsal / Practice Session - Tuesday 28th January 2020 at 7pm

Confirmation - Wednesday 5th February 2020 at 7.00pm (Venue to be confirmed)