The Church calls the Sacrament of Baptism
the Gateway to the Sacraments. It is when the faithful welcome
a new member into the community. The whole church wants
If you want to have your baby or young child
baptised, please see the parish priest, Father Jonathan,
before or after Mass. A time of preparation will be required.
Baptisms are celebrated on Sunday during or just after the
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
This is your time to to approach the Lord with honesty
and an open heart. The priest is there to listen, to re-assure and
assure you that you are forgiven and absolved of your sin. The confessional
is used before both Masses on Saturday or make a time with Father
HOLY COMMUNION AND
VISITING THE SICK AND HOUSEBOUND
Fr. Jonathan or a Eucharistic Minister visit
those who are sick or housebound in the parish. Please let Father
know of anyone who needs a visit.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION & FIRST
Children must be in school year three or above to be eligible.
At least one parent must promise to attend Mass with their child
each week during the preparation period.
The preparation is a partnership between Parents,
(the primary teachers of their children) Teachers in school
and Catechists who provide pastoral support.
Confirmation takes place yearly with neighbouring
parishes when our Bishop visits one of these churches in rotation.
A minimum of six months notice is required. Couples
will be expected to attend a marriage preparation course.
THE SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
Occassionally there are Masses for healing
when the Sacrament of the Sick is administered in church. At other
times it is by personal request. It is important that relatives
or friends of a sick person notify Fr Jonathan so he can visit them
and administer the Sacrament.