St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Hello Parents/Carers! Please remember, if you are a Key Worker and need emergency child care because you have been called to the frontline and there is no one else who can look after your child, then ring Mrs Naylor or Mrs Thompson to discuss the possibility of a place. We should only be your last resort. School is closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Thank you for the many uplifting emails I have received which I will be passing onto the staff! Please read my message in the left column below and keep checking this over the holidays as I will be tweaking it!


Reconciliation 2020

We are so proud of our Reconciliation group who have now received the Sacrament. Father Michael heard their confession and gave them a blessing. He also gave them a gift of a silver crucifix. 
We enjoyed a liturgy shared by all the schools in the Halifax Deanery, with all the children receiving the Sacrament coming together. Our children were a credit to us!

A huge thank you to Mrs  Foxcroft and Mrs Curry for leading the preparation sessions and to the parents and carers of our children who are so supportive of all we do! 

Here we are the other children of the Deanery who also received the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Our Reconciliation group worked hard together and really committed to the programme of preparation. Everyone gained from the experience.

Act of Contrition

(for our children to learn by heart)

O my God, because you are so good, 

I am very sorry that I have sinned against you

and by your grace I will try not to sin again.


Father Michael 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?

First Holy Communion 2020

Unfortunately due to National Events and school closures we are not able to continue with preparation for First Holy Communion at this time. As soon as a decision is made we will be in touch with all those registered on the programme.

What a great start we had to the preparation! The family catechesis is well received from our parents/carers and they, as always, embrace the opportunities offered!

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


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! 

Confirmation 2020

Some of our children at one of their preparation sessions. We are very proud of all of them!

The group have all chosen their individual confirmation names and shared them in the final liturgy of the final session. I was so pleased to witness that.