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.


Fr Julian is working with parents of last years' Year 6 and St Margaret Ward to ensure that they receive the Sacrament of Confrimation as soon as is practicable. We will begin catechesis for current Year 6 Confirmandi as soon as we are able and will notify parents of arrangements next term. 

First Holy Communion

The school and parish work together with our collegiate partner school St John's, to prepare our Year 4 children to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion. 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 Reconciliation and the Eucharist for both the children preparing to receive these very special sacraments and their parents. The sessions are jointly run by Fr. Julian, school staff, governors and parish catechists in a collaborative, planned program to ensure that our children are thoroughly prepared to enter into their special relationship with Jesus through the Holy Eucharist.

Despite plans being put on hold due to Covid-19, our children were all able to receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion in smaller celebrations during December. Here are some lovely photographs of their special day: