This page last updated 16th May 2014
Sacramental Life of the Parish
God’s gifts are sometimes hard but always good. The Sacraments are our need to sense God in a broken world.
THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS
BAPTISM OF ADULTS -
BAPTISM OF INFANTS: is celebrated on Saturdays or Sundays, by appointment following a course of preparation. Parents are required to attend one preparation meeting [see newsletter] before the baptism of their child.
At least one of the Godparents should be a practising Catholic. Registration forms are available at the back of the Church.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION usually takes place in May or June each year following a course of preparation [starting in September] for both the children [usually every other week during term times] and parents [six meetings]. Children need to be about 8 years of age [Year 3 and above]. Those children who do not attend a Catholic School need to attend children’s liturgy for a year.
RECONCILIATION [CONFESSION]. As well as the regular times [Saturday 4.30pm-
MARRIAGE . The diocesan regulation is that six months’ notice should be given in order to complete the paperwork and receive adequate preparation. The couple should also have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Marriages are generally celebrated on Saturday in the afternoon by appointment. For more information please contact Fr. Anthony
For marriages in 2014 please see the Chancery Notes
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
ANOINTING OF THE SICK -
HOLY ORDERS. The training in this Diocese for those who are interested in becoming priests takes place at Allen Hall, Chelsea.
If you are considering the priesthood or religious life, please contact Fr. Anthony