St Malachy's Catholic Primary, Furness Place, Illingworth, Halifax, HX2 8JY

01422 244628

St Malachy's Catholic Primary School

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We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Sacramental Preparation

Please find information below about the programmes for Sacramental Preparation which will be running this academic year. 

Sacrament of Confirmation 2024


We were very proud of our Year 6 children were confirmed by Bishop Marcus on

Thursday 7th March 2024

at St Mary's Church, Halifax.



Sacrament of Reconciliation 2024

 Our children received the sacrament for the first time on

Saturday 16th March 2024

at St Bernard's Catholic Church, Halifax

and were part of a special celebration along with children from Sacred Heart, Sowerby Bridge and St Joseph's Halifax.

They made us very proud!







Sacrament of First Holy Communion 2024

This is open to any child who is a baptised Catholic and is in Year 4 or above who have already received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

Classes will start in the Summer Term of 2024 on Wednesdays at 3.30pm on the following dates:

10th April, 24th April, 8th May and 12th June.

There is a rehearsal for the children on Saturday 22nd June at 10.30am 

and the children will receive Holy Communion for the first time on

Sunday 23rd June at 9am.










May 2023

Congratulations to our Year 4  children and children from St Malachy's Parish who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Sunday 15th May as part of a special Mass.