St Malachy's Catholic Primary School, A Voluntary Academy

Our mission at St Malachy's is to provide an enriching, high quality education, where we learn, love and grow with Christ at the centre, so that each individual feels nurtured and can achieve their full potential.

Three year sacramental programme
reconciliation, first holy communion & confirmation


"I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never thirst." John 6:35

Enrolment for this year's programme will begin in October 2018.
Please contact your child's class teacher or the school office for further information.

First Sacrament of Reconciliation 2019

There have been some Diocesan-wide changes this academic year in regards to the preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.

Families are to commit to a three year programme which will prepare and guide children though the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.

Year 3 - Sacrament of Reconciliation (First Confession)

Year 4 - First Holy Communion

Year 6 - Confirmation (with preparation throughout Year 5)


Reconciliation Programme Meeting Dates - St Malachy's School

Please note: Parents/guardians must attend as well as children

Tuesday,  8th January 2019,  - 6pm 

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019 - 6pm 

Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 - 6pm  

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019- 6pm  

Sacrament of Reconciliation

For all children and families preparing in parishes in Halifax

Saturday,  9th March, 2019 - St Bernard's Church, Range Lane, Boothtown @ 2pm

Followed by a celebration for all participants 


Sacrament of Reconciliation - First Confession 2018

First Holy Communion 2019

Please note: Parents/guardians must attend as well as children

Tuesday,  12th March,  2019 - 6pm 

Tuesday,  26th March,  2019 - 6pm 

Tuesday, 9th April,  2019 - 6pm  

Tuesday, 7th May, 2019 - 6pm  

The celebration of The First Holy Communion Mass will take place on Sunday, 19th May,  2019 at 9am in Our Lady of Lourdes & St Malachy's Catholic Church.

First Holy Communion 2017

Pupils from the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes and St Malachy made their First Holy Communion on Sunday 18th June 2017.


We would like to say a big 'thank you' to the children, their families and Fr Mahady for their great work throughout the preparation period this year.  It was a wonderful day and we were very lucky with the weather! We are extremely proud of you all!

- Miss Hudson and Miss Butterfield

At St Malachy's School, we support our local parish, Our Lady of Lourdes and St Malachy, to provide preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. We welcome children who attend our school as well as pupils from the parish who attend other schools.


We work to ensure that all pupils are engaged in the sessions and see them as an enjoyable and spiritual experience, bringing them closer to God.


If your child in interested in making their First Holy Communion, please contact the school office.
Sessions usually run throughout the Spring and Summer Terms, and children make their First Holy Communion in mid-June.