St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Mobberley Road, Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 5RN, Tel: 01782 235393

"Learning and Growing Together in Faith and Friendship"

The Sacraments

Sacramental Life

The school and parish work closely together to bring children preparing to receive the Sacraments of Reconcilation, Holy Communion and Confirmation closer to God.


Fourteen of our Year 6 children received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 7th April. The were confirmed in their faith by Bishop David McGough in a beautiful celebratory Mass. We then held a Thanksgiving Mass with the children, parish and families on Thursday 11th April, followed by a celebration at school, including sharing a beautiful cake made by one of our wonderful, talented parents, Mrs Wakefield. Thank you very much to Mrs Wakefield, and to Fr. Julian for all of his support throughout our preparations. 


First Holy Communion

The school and parish are working together to prepare many of our Year 4 children to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion on either 23rd or 30th June of this year. We follow the sacramental programme, 'I want to make my home in you', which is a thorough, visual catechetical course designed to deepen understanding of the Eucharist for both the children preparing to receive First Holy Communion, and also their parents who attend along with their children several times per month. See below for dates of the remaining catechesis sessions: 

1st May

15th May

5th June

19th June

3rd July

10th July