Education within the parishes
In Arbroath children of primary school age normally attend:
St. Thomas' RC Primary School, Seaton Road, Arbroath DD11 5DT Tel: 01241 438138. Headteacher: Mrs. J. Wilson
For primary school age children in Monifieth and Carnoustie there are weekly catechism classes. For children in primaries 1 and 2 these take place on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in St. Bride's Church Hall. For children in Primaries 3 - 7 the classes take place on Thursday afternoons, in St. Bride's Church Hall, from 3.30 p.m. to 5.15 p.m.
Within the Diocese of Dunkeld, the sacraments of Penance and First Holy Communion are received in Primary 4. Children receive Confirmation in Primary 7, but begin the sacramental preparation in Primary 6.
Adult Faith Formation
Over the past ten years many parishioners (and others) have taken part in the Journey of Faith process—some travelling quite some distance to attend. Some years we have been specifically accompanying those who been making the journey towards sacramental initiation into the Church at Easter; in other years we have simply gathered faithfully to attune our lives more deeply to the presence of the living Christ in his holy Word and in the tradition of the Catholic Church. Some parishioners come back to the Journey of Faith year after year.