Sacramental Programme

Sacraments

Children have the opportunity to receive two sacraments during their time at St. Vincent's Catholic Primary School. The preparation for each sacrament takes place in Year 3 during religious education lessons and there are also meetings between school, parents and the parish priests. At St. Vincent's we follow ‘The Way the Truth and the Life’ scheme of work which helps the children to prepare to receive the Sacraments. We also have a special books which help us to keep a record of our preparations.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Jesus Christ, in His abundant love and mercy, established the Sacrament of Confession, so that we can obtain forgiveness for our sins and reconcile with God and the Church. The sacrament “washes us clean,” and renews us in Christ. After a period of preparation our Year 3 children receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Spring term, before Easter.

The children learn the Act of Contrition:

O my God, because you are so good,
I am very sorry that I have sinned against you,
And by the help of your grace, I will try not to sin again.

Sacrament of the Eucharist

Through the sacrament of Eucharist we remember what Jesus did for us in his life, death and resurrection. We remember particularly the Last Supper, that final meal Jesus shared with his disciples. At that meal Jesus gave us the Eucharist so that we could remember him in a special way. When we receive Communion, we believe that we receive the person of Jesus into our very beings. We become one with him, and we become one with each other. As a community we become 'the body of Christ'. The Sacrament of the Eucharist is received by Year 3 children in June after having received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The ceremony takes place at both St. Vincent's Church in Altrincham and Holy Angels Church in Hale Barns.

Boys wear a white shirt, black or navy trousers and a red tie (which can be purchased from school for a small fee). Girls wear a white communion dress. Children receive a certificate and communion pendant to commemorate the day.

Below are the dates for the 2017/18 Sacramental Programme.

AUTUMN TERM

Day

Date

Event

Location

Thursday

16 November

First Holy Communion Meeting for Year 3 Parents 7pm

Junior Hall

Sunday

26 November

First Communion Enrolment Mass

10am – St Vincent’s Church

10:30am – Holy Angels Church

St Vincent’s Church/Holy Angels

SPRING TERM

Day

Date

Event

Location

Thursday

18 January

Year 3 First Holy Communion

Parents’ Meeting - Reconciliation 7pm

Junior Hall

Saturday

27 January

Sacrament of Reconciliation 10am

Y3 JJ and ½ Y3 NF (Surnames A-M)

St Vincent’s Church

Saturday

03 February

Sacrament of Reconciliation 10am

Y3 CL and ½ Y3 NF (Surnames N-Z)

St Vincent’s Church

Saturday

10 March

Sacrament of Reconciliation 10:30 for Holy Angels children

Holy Angels

Tuesday

13 March

Y3 Parents First Holy Communion Meeting 7pm

Junior Hall

SUMMER TERM

Day

Date

Event

Location

Saturday

21 April

First Holy Communion for Parish children attending non-Catholic schools 10am

St Vincent’s Church

Saturday

28 April

Y3 CL First Holy Communion 9am

Westleigh, next to St. Vincent’s Church

Saturday

12 May

Y3 JJ First Holy Communion 9am

Westleigh, next to St. Vincent’s Church

Sunday

13 May

First Holy Communion for Holy Angels children 1/2

Holy Angels Church

Saturday

19 May

Y3 NF First Holy Communion 9am

Westleigh, next to St Vincent’s Church

Wednesday

23 May

Whole School International Mass 9:30am

School Field – weather permitting

Sunday

27 May

First Holy Communion for Holy Angels children 2/2

Holy Angels Church

Thursday

21 June

First Holy Communion Celebration Mass 9:10am

Junior Hall

 

 

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs A Harrop

Tel: 0161 911 8040
admin@stvincents.trafford.sch.uk

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