Our Journey in Faith
At Our Lady and Saint Teresa's we support children preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation.
Classes prepare as a whole for the Sacraments and we include non-baptised children and children of other faiths so that they can support their peers. We use a wide range of materials and resources to support a creative and faith-filled approach to developing the whole child in their Sacramental life.
- Reconciliation (in Year 3)
- The Sacrament of Reconciliation is the second Sacrament and is also known as Penance and Confession and it is the Sacrament that supports children in understanding of forgiveness, saying sorry for the wrongs done in heart, words, actions and mind, restoring our relationship with God and helping us to make better choices moving forward.
- Eucharist (in Year 3)
- Eucharist is the third Sacrament that Catholics will receive. It is the most important and memorable Sacrament as it allows us to receive the Body and Blood of Christ and in doing so Jesus becomes a part of us. It is also a gift we receive each week at Mass as we remember the sacrifice of Jesus at his death. The first time children receive this Sacrament it is called First Holy Communion.
- Confirmation (in Year 6)
- During the fourth Sacrament of Confirmation, God the Holy Spirit comes upon the child just as he did for the Apostles at Pentecost. In this Sacrament the children receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and nurture the fruits that are the living actions of those gifts. This Sacrament concludes initiation into our Catholic faith and children start to take responsibility for their faith development with the skills and gifts they have received.
Catholic Pupil Profile Virtues
Values and virtues are a key part of our Catholic teaching here at our Lady and Saint Teresa's.
We focus on two values and virtues each half term as can be seen in the table below. It is intended that all of the Catholic schools across the diocese are looking at the same value and virtue which will help strengthen our common bond.