Hill Croft provides sacramental preparation for Catholic Children within the school to enable them to receive both the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
The sacramental preparation of the students involves both the home and the school in contributing to the Religious Education of the student during this special time. By working together we aim to ensure the sacrament is an Important, Happy, School and Family occasion
We have been preparing the students in receiving both sacraments for several years and this year we linked up with students from Rosstulla School.
When receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion we hold the service in our neighbouring Catholic Church St Mary`s on the Hill., with the celebrant being the parish priest. It is a small service with only our students and Rostulla students and families attending.
However, we link up with several other special schools within the diocese of Down and Connor when celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation. The celebrant for this service is the Bishop of the Down and Connor Diocese and the service can be held in different churches throughout the diocese varying each year.
Students from Hill Croft and Rosstulla receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion in May 2017.