Religious education is fundamental to the curriculum at Aranmore Catholic Primary School as is the sacramental development of a child.
The Catholic children receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Year 3), First Holy Communion (Year 4) and Confirmation (Year 6). By the nature of their mission and mandate, Aranmore Catholic Primary School supports families and the parish in the preparation of children to receive the sacraments.
An important feature of the Sacramental programme is the Sacramental Buddy system whereby children throughout the school are buddied up with a child within the Sacramental programme. These buddies write a prayer, visit, draw pictures, make cards etc for their special buddy and pray for them during the preparation period.
SACRAMENTAL DATES 2016
All Sacraments Preparation Night: Thursday March 31st – 7:00pm St Mary’s (Years 3, 4 and 6)
Commitment & Enrolment Masses for All Sacraments: Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April
- Confirmation Parent Night 1: Tuesday 6 April
- Confirmation Parent Night 2: Thursday 5 May
- Confirmation Retreat & Rehearsal Day: Saturday 7 May
- Sacrament of Confirmation: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May
- Reconciliation Parent Night 1: Tuesday 27 July
- Reconciliation Parent Night 2: Thursday 18 August
- Reconciliation Retreat & Rehearsal Day: Saturday 20 August
- Sacrament of Reconciliation Night: Thursday 25 August
- Holy Communion Parent Night 1: Thursday 4 August
- Holy Communion Parent Night 2: Wednesday 31 August
- Holy Communion Retreat & Rehearsal Day: Saturday 3 September
- Sacrament of First Communion: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September