School Sacraments

Information of First Confession, First Holy Communion, Confirmation & Ashleigh Group

First Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation

In St. Brigid’s Primary School, children receive religious education on the sacraments in Primary Three (First Penance), Primary Four (First Holy Communion) and Primary Seven (Confirmation). However, running alongside this, there is sacramental preparation in the Parish involving both children and parents. Parents are expected to attend a Parish meeting to enrol their children for a sacrament appropriate to their child’s development. Parents are also asked to attend parish pre-sacramental meetings during the year; to take part in the Sunday Enrolment Mass and the Penitential Service. These are announced well in advance. This pre-sacramental preparation is vital in helping parents to recognise and assume their responsibility with regard to handing on the Catholic faith to their children.

The Ashleigh Group

The Ashleigh Group prepares children who do not attend the Parish Primary School for the sacrament of First Penance, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
Classes are held in St. Bride’s Parish Hall from September through to May. The group is completely voluntary and works closely with the teachers of St. Bride’s Primary School and the Parish Priest.

Enrollment begins in September each year. For more information or to enroll please contact the Ashleigh Group through the Parish Office or see details in the Parish Bulletin. stbrigids@downandconnor.org / 02890 665409