Welcome to St Edmund's Sacramental Programme page.
We are part of the parish of Holy Trinity, Worsley .
First Holy Communion 2022
Pupils made their First Holy Communions in St Edmund's Church on either the 18th or 25th June 2022.
We attended Mass together on Friday 8th July, then held a celebration in school where children were presented with their certificates.
Our everyday life is full of important signs and symbols which express deeper meaning through physical realities. As social beings we need signs and symbols to communicate with others, through language, gestures or actions. The same is true of our relationship with God.
We know that God is always with us because we see signs of God’s love in the world and in our lives. There are moments when God’s love and presence touches our lives in a special way. The Church’s seven sacraments celebrate some of these important moments.
In the celebration of a sacrament we meet God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We celebrate with actions, words, signs and symbols. The seven sacraments help us to appreciate who God is, what God is like and what God is doing everywhere and for each person. It is God saying ‘I am with you and I love you.’
The sacraments are the life giving power which comes from Christ,
And all in the crowd were trying touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all,
The sacraments are the action of the Holy Spirit at work in the Church. Christ is present in the sacraments, through the power of the Holy Spirit. They help us to live the love of God the Creator which showed itself through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
The purpose of the sacraments is to nourish and strengthen the faith of believers and to give worship to God. The words and actions of the sacraments are a teaching tool which integrates and makes holy both creation and human culture and it gives them dignity.
By interpreting the signs and symbols correctly we can find out what the sacrament is doing for those who receive it. The signs are not just words and actions that have a message for those who are celebrating it; they also confer gift on those who receive it. This gift (which Catholics call ‘grace’), is given by God the Father through Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit. It deepens and develops our relationship with God.