Jesus gives us the sacraments in his holy Church. They are signs of his presence and, through them, the Holy Spirit transforms us and draws us into eternal life. In our parish, we celebrate Baptism, First Confession, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and weddings throughout the year and they are very special occasions for everyone.
If you would like more information please contact the Parish Office or see our weekly newsletter.
If you would like to have your child baptised, please get in touch with our parish priest. Children can be baptised at any age. You will be invited to participate in three online faith formation sessions via Zoom, which we run each quarter. These are great opportunities to reconnect with your own faith or discover more about Christianity. Children whose parents are not Catholics, but who attend one of our parish primary schools, may also be baptised in the Catholic Church.
First Confession, First Communion and Confirmation
Baptised children are invited to become full members of the Catholic Church by receiving the other Sacraments of Initiation. Typically, they receive First Confession in Year Three, First Holy Communion in Year Four and Confirmation in Year Six. However, they may also receive them when they are older. Parents who would like their children to receive one of these sacraments will be invited to participate in four online faith formation sessions via Zoom. The children will prepare for the sacraments in after-school sessions. Online resources can be provided for parents whose children do not attend Catholic schools.
Couples who would like to marry are invited to get in touch with our parish priest. They will be invited to participate in a faith formation process which will help those who are Christians to come to a deeper understanding of their relationship with Jesus Christ and will provide others with a greater awareness of Catholic teaching. This process will also involve reflecting together on the human virtues which help marriages to flourish. Before the wedding, couples will be invited to make a donation of £200 to the parish priest.
Adult faith formation
If you are interested in finding out more about Christianity, want to reconnect with your faith or to explore the possibility of becoming a Catholic, please get in touch with our parish priest for an informal chat. We can guide and accompany you in several ways, for example through regular one-to-one conversations or in a small group setting. Please also see our Catholic Faith page for information.