Celebrating the Sacraments
Please find details below of the sacramental programmes in the parish for First Reconciliation & Holy Communion and Confirmation. As well as details for arranging a Baptism, Wedding or Funeral. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time.
3 months notice is required
Parents attend a 3 month baptismal programme prior to the baptism
(Please see the attachment below for further details)
Canon John writes…
First of all, we warmly welcome the children and their families who will be joining us in preparation for the Sacraments of First Confession and First Communion 2020/21. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you over the course of the coming year and also 2021.
This is always a very enriching experience for us – for these Sacraments are indeed the highlight of our year.
Due to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 regulations, there will be one course covering children in Catholic and non-Catholic schools. On registration evening (Wednesday 23rd September in St Clare’s Church at 8pm) there will be a full outline as to how we shall proceed with the preparation of the children for the Sacraments of First Confession and First Communion 2020/21.
Welcome to our new website, we hope you find it useful and easy to navigate. We also hope to communicate with you through this website. Please note all seven documents need to be downloaded. The following documents will need to be brought to registration evening, filled out in hard copy, on Thursday 3rd January 2019 at St Clare’s 19.00h.
1. Registration Document
2. Data authorisation Document (GDPR)
3. Consent Document
4. Confirmation Dates Document
The remainder pertain to the candidates who need to download them and bring them along on the relevant occasions. The prayer should be used daily by candidate.
If you have any queries please email Fr John or any of the Catechists (see welcome letter)
6 months notice is required for weddings in the parish,
12 months notice for weddings outside the parish
In the event of the death of a loved one, please let Fr John know so that the name of the deceased can be included in the bidding prayers at daily Mass.
Once a Funeral Director has been appointed, Fr John will see the family of the deceased to organise and plan the funeral service upon communication from the family.