Sacraments

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The Sacraments are our living experience with Christ throughout our lives and they are at the heart of our Catholic life.

Below is some simple information about the celebration of the Sacraments in the Parish and how we prepare for them.


Baptism

For infants, please speak to the priest as soon as possible - the best way to contact him is to have a word with him after Sunday Mass. There is a short preparation course for parents arranged on a Sunday morning with the parish catechists at 9.30am. The priest will arrange the date of the Baptism with you once some preparation has taken place.

For Adult Baptism and reception into Full Communion, please speak with the priest.


Reconciliation (Confession), Holy Communion & Confirmation

Preparation for First Holy Communion and Reconciliation takes place in the Parish each year, and for Confirmation usually every few years.PLease speak to the priest about these and see the regular updates in the Newsletter.


Marriage

If you are thinking of celebrating your wedding in the Parish, please make an appointment to see the priest. Six months notice is always required for Marriages to allow adequate preparation for this Sacrament.


Ministry to the Sick

Please inform the priest when you or a member of the family is poorly. He can visit to offer support and celebrate the Sacraments. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest in visiting the sick and house-bound in the parish regularly. These visits are arranged through the priest.


Priesthood & Consecrated Life

If you would like more information regarding these vocations, contact the Diocesan Vocations Director. Details are on the website and in the current Diocesan Directory. The priest is also available to give you this information and to chat.