First Holy Communion and Confirmation
2017 - 2018 is the first year that the new format for children to receive the Sacraments is being introduced. Whereas in previous years children in Year 3 made both their First Reconciliation and First Communion, it is now being changed so that in Year 3 children will only make their First Reconciliation and will not make their First Communion until they are in Year 4. In addition to this, the children in Years 5 and 6 will both prepare together to make their Confirmation in the following Autumn.
These changes are set out in the following Pastoral letter from the Diocese of Leeds: