St. Chad's Catholic Primary School, Catholic Lane, Sedgley, Dudley

Sacraments

At St. Chad's Catholic Primary School children receive three Sacraments:

  • The Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in Year 3.
  • Confirmation in Year 6.

Children attend a special service of commitment before starting their preparation for receiving these sacraments and special Masses are led by and held for these children throughout the year. Special prayers are also said for the children every week at Mass and in class, and prayer bags are sent home so that families can share in and support the preparation of their children for the sacraments. Prayer boards are placed in church so that parishioners can pray for the children as they prepare to receive the sacraments.

Preparation is supported by school, parents and our parish priest working and meeting together. Regular parent meetings are held by the class teachers and the parish priest to ensure that parents are fully involved in these special events in their child's life.

The children have an excellent understanding of how taking part in these sacraments provide a greater relationship between themselves and God.

Reconciliation and Holy Communion

When in Year 3, baptised Catholic children receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion, usually in June.

All children in Year 3 are included in the celebration of the sacrament and our inclusive ethos ensures that those children who are not baptised Catholics are enabled to participate as fully as possible in supporting their classmates during the programme.

This sacrament is widely celebrated by the entire school and parish community.


First Holy Communion Children, 2015.
 
First Holy Communion board in Church.

All children in Year 3 join in the celebrations.
 
First Holy Communion cake.

Confirmation

Catholic children in Year 6 receive the Sacrament of Confirmation usually in June

Once again, there are meetings between school, parents and parish priest in order to assist parents with preparing their children for this special event in their child's life.