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Sacramental Programme


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. Please click here to see an example. 

The dates for this year's Sacremental programme can be found below.


Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEN Contact: Mrs Tiernan and Mrs Farrell

Tel: 0161 911 8040



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