Sacraments

YOUR CHURCH IS WITH YOU THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFE.

BECOMING A CATHOLIC

If you are thinking about becoming a Catholic or would like to know more, please come and speak to one of the Priests. For those who wish to progress, a programme of instruction is undertaken to meet the needs of the person who is embarking on the Journey of Faith and the requirements of the church. Reception into full communion with the Church usually takes place at the Easter Vigil Mass

MARRIAGE

A minimum of three months notice should given by those wishing to marry in the Church. Both parties must be legally free to marry and one party should be a baptised Roman Catholic. Prior to the wedding a number of preparation meetings are held to meet the needs of the couple who are getting married.

BAPTISM

The Sacrament of Baptism can be celebrated within the Parish Mass or as a separate service usually held on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. One godparent must be a practising Roman Catholic. If you want your child to receive the sacrament of baptism please complete the form which can be obtained from the presbytery and arrange a meeting with the Parish Priest.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Children aged from 8 years (Year 3) join a Saturday morning programme which runs from October until May during which the Parish Catechists, Clergy and Parents work closely together to prepare the children to celebrate their first Confession and First Holy Communion. Parents meetings are held throughout the programme, as we work towards this special moment in your child’s journey into the sacrament of communion.

CONFIRMATION

Young people aged 13 plus (year 9) join a programme on a Saturday evening which takes place between January and June it includes a retreat at Turvey Abbey and various exciting social events. The programme helps the young people to develop and explore their faith in preparation for their commitment to the membership of the supportive community of God’s Church, through the sacrament of Confirmation.

contact: Parish Priest: 01234 352569.