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.

Baptism

Parents who wish to have a child baptised are invited to get in touch with the parish priest. Children can be baptised at any age. Parents will be asked to participate in three Zoom Sycamore adult formation sessions 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. 

Download a Baptism Request Form - to edit the form, please download the PDF to a PC or laptop, open up the PDF then click on 'File', then 'Save As' then under 'Save as Type' select MS Word Document (*.docx) then click 'Save'.

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 wish their children to receive one of these sacraments will be invited to participate in four Zoom Sycamore adult faith formation sessions. 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.

Download a Confirmation Enrolment Form - to edit the form, please download the PDF to a PC or laptop, open up the PDF then click on 'File', then 'Save As' then under 'Save as Type' select MS Word Document (*.docx) then click 'Save'.

Marriage

Couples who wish to marry are invited to get in touch with the 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

Adults who are interested in finding out more about Christianity, perhaps want to reconnect with their faith or to explore the possibility of becoming a Catholic, are invited to contact the parish priest for an informal chat. We can guide and accompany them in several ways, for example through regular one-to-one conversations or in a small group setting such as our Sycamore for Adults Group. Please also see our Catholic Faith page for information.