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 sessions held in the SAME WEEK as our session:
St Mary's Halifax - Wednesdays 6.30-7.30pm
St Joseph's Halifax - Wednesdays 4-5pm
St Patrick's Elland - Mondays 6.30-7.30pm
Sacred Heart Sowerby Bridge - Mondays 4.30-5.30pm
St Malachy's Ovenden - Tuesdays 3.30-4.30pm
The same content will be delivered. You must attend each of the 4 sessions with your child.
Our Reconciliation group were presented to the parish at the family Mass at church. The children made us very proud as they took their places on the altar.
Please keep them in your prayers.
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.
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.
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 2019 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?
First Holy Communion 2020
If your child does not attend our school and you wish them to attend our sessions, you must contact our school office on 01484 713037 no later than Friday 14th February to let us know.
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!
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.
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)