Christian Formation and Education

 

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Corpus Christi Pre-School

Term-time in the Parish Centre Hall. 
For children of pre-school age. 
Whilst there are close links with the School, progression to St Patrick’s is not automatic. 

Contact:  Anne Brown : 07949-187273 

 

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Saint Patrick’s Primary School

 

Provides a Catholic Christian environment for the education of primary school age children. 

Headteacher:  Mrs Olivia Paton: 01708-745655 

 

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Catholic Secondary Schools

 

From this parish most of our young people go on to one of the local Catholic Secondary Schools: 

All Saints’ Comprehensive Technology College 
(co-educational) 
Terling Road, off Wood Lane, Dagenham, Essex RM8 1JT 
020-8270 4242 

Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School 
(girls only) 
77 Queens Road, Brentwood, Essex CM14 4HD 
01277-227156 

The Campion School 
(boys only, Sixth Form: mixed) 
Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 3BX 
01708-452332 

Sacred Heart of Mary Girls’ School 
70 St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, Essex RM14 2QR 
01708-222660 or 228590 

 

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Children’s Liturgy of the Word

 

This usually takes place in the Parish Centre Hall during the Sunday Mass at 11.30 am. Due to restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Children's Liturgy cannot take place at the moment.
It is for children who are at school but have not yet received First Holy Communion. 
Together with a group of catechists they follow a simplified version of the Liturgy of the Word

and usually there is some sort of activity - drama, music, drawing, storytelling, etc. 

 

Co-ordinating Catechist:  Catherine Burnett: 07980-808317

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Preparation for First Holy Communion (children) 

 

Any child who attends Mass at Corpus Christi may begin preparation for First Holy Communion (they need to be in Year 3 - the school year in which they will be 8 years old). 

If you have a child in Year 2 (or older) and you would like them to receive their First Holy Communion in 2023 - information will be available towards the end of the summer term (June or July 2022) and will be published in the parish newsletter - this is available at Mass each week.

 

Programme Coordinator:  Maria Green

 

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Preparation for Confirmation (young adults) 

 

This Sacrament is usually celebrated annually, for young people in Year 11 (or older).

Preparation for the celebration in 2023 will be announced in due course and will be publicised in the parish newsletter.

Contact:  Father Philip or John: 01708-749050



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Christian Initiation of Adults 


An annual programme of meetings for adults who are seeking to know more about our way of life and, perhaps, to commit themselves by being baptised or (for those already baptised in another tradition) received into full communion with the Catholic Church. 

Preparation for the celebration in 2023 will be announced in due course and will be publicised in the parish newsletter.


Based upon the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (an ancient process of initiation that was restored in the Catholic Church in the 1970s), over a period of months there are ritual “moments” which mark the stages of the journey. 
The highpoint is the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil. 

Contact:  Father Philip or John: 01708-749050