Our current Year 3 children, from within our Parish, who are on the Sacramental Programme are preparing to become full members of the Catholic Church. Here, at St Michael & St John's, we run our instruction sessions following the Sunday 9.30am masses as shown on the attached list. These masses are attended and supported by the Youth Choir and catechists, trying to ensure that this next step on their faith journey is an enjoyable and fullfilling experience. The whole programme is then supported and reinforced in their R.E. lessons in school, ensuring that they receive the support not only from within their parish community but school also.
Members from the group St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) also work alongside the catechists and children arranging Prayer Friends. This is done by the SVP contacting some of our older parishioners, particularly those who may be housebound, and asking them to pray for a specific child. This year the children are being encouraged to build a relationship with their individual prayer friend by writing letters or drawing pictures. These are then distributed to the relevant prayer friend thus encouraging the children to think about others and doing things for someone else.
If anyone has any queries regarding the Sacrament Programme please contact either the parish priest, Msg John Corcoran or Lead Catechist, Mrs Geralyn Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.