St. Pat’s is a Catholic school which promotes the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the child. We are an open and inclusive school and we welcome children from all religions, creeds, cultures and backgrounds.
Children in St. Pat’s use the Grow in Love Programme for their religious education.
However, they also enjoy learning about the religions of their friends and of the other children in their classes.
Each year the children of St. Pat’s make their First Confessions, First Holy Communion and Confirmation in the Augustinian Church, Middle Street, Galway.
As the Augustinian is just a 2 minute walk from our school, in the weeks prior to their sacraments, the children are able to practise in the church on a daily basis.
The parish priest Fr. Tony is very involved in the preparations and enjoys practising with the children in the weeks before their big day.
Confession and Communion are both very important times in the lives of our children. It is the first time they themselves will have made a sacrament and promise to god.
Confirmation is a memorable event for the children as they receive the Holy Spirit. The choir also joins the children for the Confirmation and spend many weeks preparing their melodies and harmonies for the big day.