Helping your child prepare for the Sacrament of the Eucharist


The Sacrament of Eucharist is an important moment in your child’s faith journey. This publication is intended to complement the many weeks of teaching that is being done by teachers and priests.

It puts a copy of the learning that has been done into the hands of the children and their parents. It is a succinct summing up – it is not a ‘short course’ alternative!


This Is Our Faith, the new syllabus for Catholic religious education in Scotland, now governs the teaching of religious education in Scotland’s Catholic schools.  This is the first religious education syllabus to be originated wholly in Scotland and designed to meet the needs of young people in Scotland.

The Holy See’s granting of the Decree of Recognitio is a rare and momentous achievement and pays testimony to the great efforts of so many people who have contributed to the development of the new syllabus.

Core Learning of This Is Our Faith which is the Church approved content for Curriculum for Excellence.




Over the last few years at home and in the community, as well as in school, your child has learned the importance of belonging and gratitude. We become full members of the family of the Catholic Church by receiving three Sacraments – Baptism, Confession and Eucharist

The desire to do better and choose well helps your child to mature in relationships and learn to live a more joyful and happier life. It will be most helpful if you as the First Educators of your child can accompany on this important stage of the Faith Journey.