Dear Parents/Guardians.


We warmly welcome our candidates, parents and guardians to this programme which commences on Wednesday October 11th and finishes in June 2024.

First Confession will be celebrated in the month of May 2024 in St Clare Church on Saturdays.

First Communion will take place on Sundays in June 2024

Once we know the number of candidates applying for these Sacraments, we will be able to give more precise details.

Registration will take on Wednesday 11th October at St Clare Church at 20:00h.

Attendance at this is necessary and no one is admitted to the programme who has not returned the paperwork by Sunday 1st October 1800h.

Paperwork: Like last year, all the paperwork relating to the above Sacraments is now posted on the parish website in Sacraments.

 The relevant documents must be downloaded and returned completed to the presbytery for Sunday 1st October 18:00h via the letterbox of St Joseph presbytery.

The envelope should be clearly marked First Confession & Communion 2024 with the candidate’s name clearly Printed and a mob telephone number.

This enables our admin team deal efficiently with your correspondences and acknowledge it.

We look forward to seeing you on Registration evening on Wednesday  11th October for 20:00h. and again for the liturgical Enrolment on Sunday 15th  October at St Clare’s at 0930h. for Mass. Here you will receive your book “I Belong”

Below is a list of the questions you raise from time to time which we hope is helpful.

The streaming link for the Online program for the streaming service is:

How long is the time duration for the video streaming?
Approximately, 50 minutes.

Parish. Website address
Showing all communication concerning the Sacramental programme.
Information will be displayed in “News” and also in “Sacraments “

Parish Telephone number: 01296 48 36 29

Office hours are 0900-13:00h on Tuesdays, Wednesdays  and Fridays 0900h -14:00h

Parish email:

Canon John and Denise are available on Saturday at St Joseph’s church surgery, between 10:00h – 11:30h

Felicity email:

Felicity’s mobile: 07979 350468

Denise’s mobile: 07554 435772

Please do not hesitate to call any of the above if you need some help.

In Christ

Canon John P Beirne. PP

21st September 2023