Sacramental Preparation

Baptism

  • Parents presenting their child for Baptism are asked to participate in the Baptism Preparation Programme. This involves three activities; a discussion activity, a presentation ceremony at church, and the baptism, over three months. The Baptism Team assists parents through the programme.
    The registration process is available here.

First Holy Communion

  • The First Holy Communion Preparation Programme involves: registration, an initial informational meeting for parents; and school, home and online/video content for child and parent collaboration and discussion. The programme activities take place throughout the school year. The programme activities take place throughout the school year. First Communion ceremonies take place annually during the late Spring/early Summer.
    The registration process for the forthcoming celebration (2022) is now live and will close 5th November 2021.

Confirmation

  • The Confirmation Preparation Progamme requires registration, attendance at a Service of Light ceremony in December, parental participation in the Alpha course, and video/online content for child and parent discussion. There is Pastoral Area assistance for parents with children attending non-Catholic schools.
    The registration process for the forthcoming celebration (2022) is now live and will close 5th November 2021.

Matrimony

  • Couples intending to receive the Sacrament of Matrimony have church and civil obligations to fulfil. The Church expects couples to participate in a marriage preparation programme. Civil obligations require you to give notification of your intention to marry to a Registrar at a civil registration office, at least 3 months before the intended date of the marriage.
    The Pastoral Area Wedding Coordinator is available to assist you throughout the wedding preparation process.

 

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