St Maximillian Kolbe Parish

Please click the link below to go to our parish website of St Maximillian Kolbe, Beeston

Our Parish Website, including the weekly bulletin, mass times and information for our parish families


Our church belongs to the Parish of St. Maximillian Kolbe. Our school has very strong links with St. Anthony’s school who is served by the same parish. We meet regularly and for various occasions, such as feast days, RE planning times, school council meetings, sport activities, etc. We work with one another, support each other and celebrate together.  Here are some examples of our home-school-parish links –

  • Weekly our school plans and leads Friday Mass – with our children reading, altar serving and writing the prayers of the faithful.
  • We celebrate significant feast days Masses and liturgical processions with our parish.
  • Our parish choir meet together weekly, along with St. Anthony’s school children and sing regularly at Sunday Mass.
  • Parishioners are invited to be prayer-sponsors for our children as they complete the important sacraments of Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation, in partnership with the parish.
  • Easter and Christmas cards are made by our children and given to parishioners attending Mass.
  • We support fundraising activities that are held in the parish, for example the parish Christmas Fayre.


Please see arrangements for Year 3 and Year 4 for sacraments for 2023. Please note attendance at weekend mass will be a part of the preparation and the details and key dates are below. Please add these to your diary if you wish your child to attend. Please note all catechesis takes place at the parish.

Catechesis for 2023

Please be advised that each Baptised candidate seeking to make their First Holy Communion must have made their First Reconciliation prior to undertaking catechesis for receiving Holy Communion for the first time.

First Reconciliation (Year 3>  Children who are already Baptised)

Attend Holy Mass regularly.

Introductory and registration session in S Anthony’s church at 18:00 – 18:30 on Tuesday, 7 February 2023. – Please bring Baptism Certificates to this meeting

Three further session will follow:

Saturday, 25 February 2023, 12:00 – 13:00

Saturday, 4 March 2023, 12:00 – 13:00

Saturday, 11 March 2023, 12:00 – 13:00


For your kind information, catechesis for First Reconciliations will take place at S Anthony of Padua Catholic Church:


First Holy Communion (Year 4>)

Attend Holy Mass.

Introductory Session in S Anthony’s church:

Tuesday, 25 April 2023, 18:00 – 18:30

Three further sessions:

Saturday, 29 April 2023, 12:00 – 13:00

Saturday 6 May 2023, 12:00 – 13:00

Saturday, 13 May 2023, 12:00 – 13:00

Once the catechesis is successfully completed for receiving Holy Communion for the first time, the formation continues at Holy Mass, the most important of all preparations! After a suitable time, a child or group of children (no more than five), can then make their first Holy Communion in the Parish – such is the path of faithfulness. (28.11.22)


Holy Confirmations in 2023 (Year 6>)
Faithfully attend Holy Mass prior to, during and after the formal sessions of catechesis, please – this evidences a suitable commitment to the Church and the necessary maturity of faith needed to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, thank you.  
All sessions in S Anthony’s church: 
Introductory Session: Monday, 25 September, 18:00 – 19:00
Session 1: 21 October, 12:00 – 13:30
Session 2 & Mass: 24 October, 18:00 – 19:30
Session 3: 4 November, 12:00 – 13:30
Session 4: 11 November, 12:00 – 13:30
Session 6: 25 November, 12:00 – 13:30
The Confirmation Mass will be celebrated on Friday, 1st December at 7.00pm at S Anthony’s with the Bishop of Leeds conferring the Sacrament.
Confirmandi should make their Confession before the Confirmation Mass, ideally whilst undertaking catechesis.
All sessions should be attended, as well Sunday Mass, thank you. (21.01.23)