St Oswald’s School and Parish follow the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle guide lines on the delivery of this programme, which is offered to children in Year 4 and above. Where possible the child/ children should be attending a Catholic school and be a baptised Catholic.
Our programme is a three way partnership between Parish, School and parents.
Parents are expected to attend mass each week with their child. St Oswald’s has a 10am Family Mass each Sunday which includes a Liturgy Group for the children. This is to assist the parents in their role as educators of their children in the Catholic faith.
The Parish/ School have monthly meetings with the parents/ child to develop an understanding of/ and preparation for the liturgical celebration of First Reconciliation. The parish focuses on the spiritual development of the child/ family.
First Confession ( Reconciliation) is made in the Autumn term