ST. AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY
Roman Catholic Church, Harehills Road, Leeds, LS8 5HR.

Sacraments

BAPTISMS

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 to celebrate.

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 parish Mass.

 

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSIONS)
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 Jonathan.

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 RECONCILIATION
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
Confirmation takes place yearly with neighbouring parishes when our Bishop visits one of these churches in rotation.

MARRIAGE
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.