St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Learning to live out our calling with compassion and love.

Preparation of Syro Malabar Rite children

In Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, preparation for the Sacrament takes place in Year Three. We follow the RE scheme of the Diocese with additional input from the school and parish catechists. This input includes specially themed mornings. Parents are encouraged to join in some of these sessions, referred to as "Shine Mornings". If you wish your child to be prepared for the Sacraments, whenever it is that they will receive them, we ask that you attend these sessions. The Parish Priest will then be able to confirm that your child is prepared, by letter, should you require this.

If a child joins our school in a later year and wishes to be prepared for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion they will be invited to join Year Three catechesis sessions.