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Sacramental Programme

Welcome to the Saint Monica's Sacramental Programme.


At St Monica's we are able to receive two Sacraments:

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation - Year 3
  • First Holy Communion - Year 3

Our school prides itself on strong links between the parish, school and home. This means that the preparation for these sacraments remains very strong.

Parents are invited to attend workshops with their child, in order to be fully involved in the preparation for the Sacraments.


St Monica’s Prayer Partners 2018/19


The aim of this partnership is for parish members to provide a friendly face and a warm welcome to the children and their family  when they attend Mass at the weekend, hopefully helping them to feel part of our community, and to hold them especially in the prayers of the parish.

In order for the prayer partners to be recognisable to the family we will be displaying photographs with the prayer partner's name  in church.

All prayer partners will have their families allocated by 4th November and will be able to meet them on Sunday 11th November at the Sacramental programme celebration Mass, which has the theme of ‘Prayer’.




School and parish coordinators for the Sacramental Programme are Mrs Charlotte Morrison and Mrs Claire Ardron.

Information is posted on the group Facebook page           St Monicas Sacramental Programme 2019




Year 3 take the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

The sacrament of Reconciliation is received by baptised Catholic children at a special evening service during Lent.


Year 3 take another step along their Faith Journey, by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a chance to say sorry to God for the things they have done that have hurt God, others and themselves. When God created man, in his image and likeness, he knew we would make wrong choices so he gave us the gift of Reconciliation so that we have the opportunity to put our wrongs, right and grow closer, to God; following in his ways.

Holy Communion

Children in Year 3 receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

The children prepare thoroughly for this Sacrament. The preparation takes place during meetings between school, parents, and the parish priest. In addition to this, children in Year 3 work with Mrs Boswell on an internal afternoon of retreat in order to further deepen their understanding of sharing the bread and wine in the Eucharist.

The children receive Holy Communion after Easter. This sacrament is widely celebrated by the entire school and parish community.

The enrolment meeting where you can sign up for the programme is held in Church at 630pm on Wednesday 12th September.

Meeting 1 - We are People of the Church - Sunday 23rd September after 10 am mass.

Celebration Mass 1 - Presentation of the children to the parish - Sunday 30th September

Meeting 2 We are People who Pray Sunday 4th November after 10 am Mass

Celebration Mass 2 Sunday 11th November - the children will bring prayers of Remembrance to be offered to God.