Baptisms normally take place at 12 noon on a Sunday to be arranged with the Baptism coordinator. There must be at least one godparent. Godparents should be practising Catholics, who have reached the age of 16, and have been Confirmed and received their First Holy Communion. Friends and family from other Christian denominations who have been baptised may stand as witnesses. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
First Holy Communion
Children in the Parish who are beginning Year 3 (or above) at Primary school are eligible to join the preparation programme for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.
The course is in two parts working through an exciting book called Celebrate and Remember Eucharist – We begin with Reconciliation and spend three sessions looking at the opening of Mass, culminating in the children receiving their First Reconciliation in the presence of their families. We then spend seven weeks preparing the children for their First Holy Communion working through the Mass step by step.
Parents also receive their own catechesis to enable them to support their children in their preparation for these two sacraments. The three sessions allow parents to come together in a relaxed atmosphere to explore key aspects of our faith and to share insights.
For more details, please email email@example.com
The Confirmation Programme is a parish based group involving 14-
The sacrament of Confirmation builds on the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation and Holy Communion, completing the process of initiation into the Catholic community.
During Confirmation, the focus is on the Holy Spirit, who confirmed the apostles on Pentecost and gave them courage to practice their faith. Catholics believe that the same Holy Spirit confirms Catholics during the Sacrament of Confirmation and gives them the same gifts.
Traditionally, the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, right judgement, courage, knowledge, reverence, and wonder and awe. These gifts are graces given to the soul. The fruits of the Holy Spirit are love, kindness, joy, peace, patience, goodness, self-
One years notice is required before a wedding can take place. This time is required for the couple to have meetings with Fr Con, for the necessary paperwork to be organised and for marriage preparation to be attended. We can only take bookings for weddings if there is a connection with the parish or if the bride and/or groom live in the parish area. Couples should contact the parish office initially to make an appointment to see Fr Con and a provisional date for the wedding can be made at that time.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the rite through which adults are received into the Catholic Church.
If you are thinking of becoming a Catholic or would like to find out more about our faith, then please do get in touch by contacting the parish office.
Anointing of the sick
If a relative is unwell at home, the family can contact the parish office to request a visit from Fr Con to administer the Sacrament of the Sick. If the Sacrament is required in an emergency for someone in hospital, one of the hospital staff will contact the priest who is on the hospital emergency rota, Fr Con is on this rota.
In order to arrange a Requiem Mass or a service at a crematorium, families should initially contact an undertaker, who will liaise with the parish office to arrange a date and time agreeable to the family and Fr Con, who will then see the family to discuss details of the service itself.
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