Sacraments

Baptism
Baptism is the beginning of our life of faith, the beginning of getting to know and understand what being loved by God means. Our faith carries us forward to the Sacraments, but when we are babies it is the faith of our parents which brings us to the Sacrament of Baptism. For full details on Baptism please click here.

First Holy Communion
Preparing to receive Reconciliation and the Eucharist for the first time can be one of the most memorable experiences parents share with their children. Beforehand it is important that the family attend Mass each Sunday so that the child understands more fully what the Eucharist is about. For full details on First Holy Communion please click here.

Confession
The Sacrament of Confession is also known as the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance. This sacrament can set us free from our sins, and from the burden of guilt that comes along with our sins.   Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation we are brought back into union with God.   For full details on Confession please click here.

Confirmation of Children
Confirmation is a continuance of what has begun at our Baptism: a continuance of the developing awareness of the reality of faith and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives.   At our Baptism faith was conceived: we became part of Christ’s Body, part of his Church.   Our Confirmation is the gentle unfolding of what our Baptism means. For full details on Confirmation please click here

Confirmation of Adults

RCIA
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults are received into the Church community.   The RCIA prepares adults for the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist, usually celebrated at the Easter Vigil.   For full details on RCIA please click here.


Marriage

For any couple the decision to marry is a life-changing step.  The Sacrament of Matrimony blesses their union and brings the gift of the Holy Spirit, and this grace is a support throughout their lives, in times of joy and times of trial. For full details on Marriage in the Church please click here.

Sacrament of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Sick provides spiritual help and strength to those who are unwell and is often administered to the housebound. The priest prays for, and with, the sick person and anoints them with Holy Oil.  For full details on the Sacrament of the Sick please click here.

Funerals
“In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life, and that Jesus, the Son of God, by his death and resurrection, has broken the chains of sin and death that bound humanity.” (Order of Christian Funerals). For full details on Funerals please click here.

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