St Wulstan's Catholic Primary School

We come to school to Love, Learn and Share in the Light of Jesus

Church Lane, Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. ST5 0EF

01782 973722

Sacramental Preparation


At St Wulstan's we support our pupils in receiving three Sacraments:

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation - Year 3
  • First Holy Communion - Year 3
  • Confirmation - Year 6

Our school prides itself on strong links between the parish, school and home. This means that the preparation for these sacraments remains very strong.

Parents are invited to attend special Masses and information workshops with their child, in order to be fully involved in the preparation for the Sacraments.


The sacrament of Reconciliation is received by baptised Catholic children in Year 3.

All children in Year 3 are included in the celebration of the sacrament and our inclusive ethos ensures that those children who are not baptised Catholics are enabled to participate as fully as possible in supporting their classmates during the programme.

Year 3 take another step along their faith journey, by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation, a chance to say sorry to God for the things they have done that have hurt God, others and themselves. When God created man, in his image and likeness, he knew we would make wrong choices so he gave us the gift of Reconciliation so that we have the opportunity to put our wrongs, right and grow closer, to God; following in his ways.

Children in Y4,5,6 will get further opportunity to experience the Sacrament of Reconciliation during planned times in the Church's liturgical calendar. 

Holy Communion

Children in Year 3 receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

The children prepare thoroughly for this Sacrament. The preparation takes place during RE lessons and there are also meetings between school, parents, and the parish priest. Children also receive a preparation book in order to take part in important spiritual discussions with parents at home. In addition to this, children in Year 3 visit Alton Castle for a day retreat in order to further deepen their understanding. 

The children receive Holy Communion together as a year group in the Summer term. This sacrament is widely celebrated by the entire school and parish community.


Children in Year 6 receive the sacrament of Confirmation. Their preparation, once again, includes family information sessions and a day retreat to St Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham, where they celebrate Mass. During preparations for Confirmation, they learn to grow in faith whilst considering the role of the Disciple. The Bishop confirms the children, during a moving service.

If you do not attend the School but are interested in preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion, Confirmation or would like to know more about the Catholic Faith please contact our Parish Priest Father Michael. 

As a school, we also support any parents or staff who express an interest in joining the faith; deepening their faith or receiving the Sacraments.



Confirmation December 2023

First Holy Communion June 2023