Hullen Edge Road, Elland, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX5 0QY


St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

We Live, We Learn, We Love with Christ

Sacramental Preparation

"I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never thirst."
John 6:35

Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession)

On Saturday 13th March 2021, 9 pupils from St Patrick's Catholic Primary school made their First Reconciliation at St Patrick's Church.

We congratulate these pupils on this step within their faith journey and for their commitment to the programme.

Sacrament of First Holy Communion


Holy Communion preparation will begin in March and we will be following the scheme, ‘Heart Speaks to Heart- The Gift of Holy Communion’. There will be 7 preparation sessions which will be set remotely to be worked on at home using the family catechesis model (as used previously for Reconciliation). Sessions will be set via Seesaw and the support book and materials will be provided. The preparation sessions will go live on Seesaw on the following dates:

Session 1: Friday 19th March

Session 2: Friday 26th March

Session 3: Friday 16th April

Session 4: Friday 23rd April

Session 5: Friday 30th April

Session 6: Friday 7th May

Session 7: Friday 14th May


Please note that children and their families must attend each session and complete the associated preparation/tasks.

If you have any questions beforehand, then please feel free to contact Mrs Mitchell via Seesaw or through the school office.


Due to Covid restrictions and the number of candidates preparing for their Sacrament, we have had to review how and when the children will receive their Sacrament of Holy Communion:

The children in Year 5 will make their First Holy Communion at 6pm on 19th May at St Patrick’s Catholic Church. The children will be able to leave school at lunch time on that day to give them time to prepare for their Sacrament in the evening.

Due to social distancing in church, only two guests will be permitted to attend the service per child.


The children in Year 4 will make their First Holy Communion 11am on Saturday 22nd May at St Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Due to social distancing in church, only two guests will be permitted to attend the service per child.


 Further details and updates will be provided in March as the preparation sessions begin including Zoom dates/times.


Sacrament of Confirmation

An enrolment form will be sent out to families in Year 6 after February half term. Please complete the form if you wish your child to begin preparations for making the Sacrament of Confirmation in the summer term.