Sacramental Programme

The Sacramental Programme Requirements

As a Catholic school, here at SASJ, we encourage as many families as possible to take part in the Sacramental Programme in Y3 so that children can continue on their faith journey.

In order to enrol your child on the programme, the following requirements are necessary:

  • One of the child’s parents must be a Baptised Roman Catholic.
  • The child must have been Baptised into the Roman Catholic Church.
  • At least one parent or grandparent must be willing to attend Mass on a Saturday evening or Sunday morning, either in St Anne’s or St Joseph’s for the duration of the programme.
  • At least one parent or grandparent must be willing to attend the preparation sessions with their child for the duration of the programme.

If for any reason you are unable to fulfil one of these requirements but you would like your child to be enrolled, please contact either Father Father or Mrs Colbeck so that we can discuss possibilities.

The Sacramental Programme – A Message from Father Francis

'Through the Sacraments of Confession and First Holy Communion, your child will encounter Jesus Christ, really and truly present in His Church, and they will become full members of the Catholic Church. Because the Sacraments are God’s most precious gift to us and to your child, the Church believes that children must be properly and well prepared to be able to receive them. That is why it is necessary for you to understand clearly the commitment involved in the programme before making the decision to enrol your child.'

Father Francis
St Anne's Parish Priest


St Anne's and St Joseph's
RC Primary School

Sandy Lane, Accrington
Lancashire BB5 2AN

For more information, please direct all enquiries to:

Joanne Grimshaw | School Administration Officer

01254 233019