Sacraments

 

The Latin word sacramentum means "a sign of the sacred." The Catholic sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant and important for Christians. Sacraments are celebrations of Christian tradition, of Christian life and of Christian hope. They share the dimensions of past, present & future that give celebrations meaning.

 

Sacraments, though, are no ordinary celebrations. They are special occasions for experiencing God's saving presence. It is important for people to be in touch with what the sacraments celebrate, if the rituals are to be as meaningful as possible for them.

Of all the events that sacraments can point to in the past (biblical events, Church traditions, events in one's own faith journey), the most important are events in the life of Christ. Tradition tells us that all of the sacraments were instituted by Christ. Indeed, they each have a real foundation in the life and ministry of Jesus. Each relates to stories and teachings of Jesus.



Baptism

 

Congratulations! The arrival of a new baby is a wonderful event. It is a time of joy, thanksgiving and celebration. Soon you hope to be sharing in another wonderful event - your baby's Baptism. This, like the birth of your child, has to be prepared for ... information



First Holy Communion

 

This Sacrament is celebrated in May, each year. The preparation begins the previous October and is open to all who have reached their seventh birthday by that date. To find out more information, please contact the parish office for more information.
Click here to view the current program for First Holy Communion 2015-2106 PDF.



Confession

 

Confessions are available on the first Friday of the month before the EVENING Mass, which is at 7.30pm. Confessions are heard from 6.30pm during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and by appointment; Please contact the parish office to book a convenient time.



Confirmation

 

The preparation for Confirmation occurs every second year and begins in earnest early in the new year. Candidates need to have completed at least one year of secondary education.

Please contact the parish office for more information.

The Current Confirmation Program 2014.Click Here

The Confirmation Application Form 2014.Click Here

The Parental Consent Form.Click Here



Marriage

 

The first step in preparing for marriage is to meet with the priest to start the paperwork, and it is essential that both parties attend. This is necessary for all those marrying, whether within or outside the parish. He will also suggest you attend a Marriage Preparation course. For more information please contact the parish office.



Ordination

 

Loving Father. Thank you for the gifts you have given me, life, faith, family and friends. Shine your light so that I may see the path that leads to you. Help me to make those choices which respond to your personal love for me, so that I may become more fully the person you call me to be ... Amen
Every life a journey to God ... information



Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

 

The RCIA (Journey in Faith) process runs for those who are seeking to join the Catholic Church. For more information please contact the parish office.



The Sacrament of the Sick

 

If anyone is sick the priest should be contacted (01189 663711) and he will gladly arrange for that person to receive the Sacrament for the Sick. In addition the parish will know who and where to bring communion too as well.
Always contact the Priest or Parish Office if there is a danger of death. Do not think that asking the priest to visit the sick person will worry them. For more information please contact the parish office



Funerals

 

It is important that the parish priest or parish office are contacted about arranging a funeral before arrangements are made with the crematorium or cemetry. The Priest and the Parish will do all that they can to support the relatives of the deceased and carry out their wishes. For more information please contact the parish office

 

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All rights reserved. Revised: 03 February 2013