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St Josephs Tyrella

First Holy Communion

Primary four pupils pictured with teacher Mr McVeigh
Primary four pupils pictured with teacher Mr McVeigh

This year has seen the development of  ‘Grow in Love’ from P1-7.

We continued with the ‘Do This in Memory Of Me’ programme, which is a Parish-based Preparation Programme for the First Eucharist. Every other month the children who are making their First Holy Communion this year attended Mass on a Sunday with their Parents in the community. The children participated in the Mass by saying bidding prayers and carrying the gifts at the Offertory.

Trocaire Fund –raisers held by each class during Lent.

         P1/P2 – Non-Uniform day

         P3     - Disco

         P4/P5- Sponsored walk

         P6/P7- Bring and Buy Sale.

We raised almost £700

Children attend Mass from different classes every Friday and the whole school goes together every First Friday.

Each teacher has been given a copy of ‘The Wonder of My Being’ and have been implementing the lessons and worksheets along with their Alive ‘O’ and PDMU.

Father Fleck continues to visit our classes regularly.

It has been a very busy and rewarding year in school especially as the classes prepare for their sacraments.

All the teachers work together and celebrate with Joy the special events with the children and their families.




Sacrament of Confession

 Primary three children celebrated the 'Sacrament Of Reconciliation'.

The children acted the story of The Good Shepherd playing the part of the 'lost sheep' and the caring 'Shepherd'.

The school choir sang beautifully with hymns such as 'We are the Greatest' and 'The Lost Sheep'.

The children then sat in their wilderness which they had made in class.

Finally they finished off the night by giving their Mums and Dads a big hug before they received their certificates from Fr Fleck.

Well done boys and girls!

P7 receive Confirmation
P7 receive Confirmation

Our Religious Education Programme is based on the  Grow in Love Series . This programme prepares the children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Communion and Confirmation. Parents are invited to attend meetings in connection with these.

Our staff are aware of the spiritual need of the children and we try to make sure that their various needs and those of their parents are catered for. School assembly is held every Friday with class assemblies held monthly