As a Roman Catholic school the Religious Education provided is in conformity with the doctrines of the Catholic Church.
St. Catherine’s provides a Roman Catholic Education, which is an integral part of the life of the school. Children are not only taught about their faith in lessons, prayers, liturgy and assemblies but are encouraged to live and share their faith within the school community which in turn permeates all areas of school life.
It is expected that the children will take a full and active part in the religious life of the school. The children will attend Masses and Celebrations throughout the year.
As a result the withdrawal of pupils from formal Religious Instructions or Worship would not isolate them from the Catholic teaching, which the school gives and no specific arrangements for withdrawal are in operation at present.
In Year 3 children make their First Holy Communion and in Year 4 they make their formal Confession. Parents are encouraged to become involved at this important stage in their child’s life.