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 2022. We look forward to meeting you and getting to know you over the course of 2022.
This is always a very enriching experience for us – for these Sacraments are indeed the highlight of our year.
Due to the current situation, there will be one course covering children in Catholic and non-Catholic schools. On registration evening (Wednesday 5th January 2022 in St Clare’s Church at 20:00h there will be a full outline as to how we shall proceed with the preparation of the children for the above Sacraments.
The rest of the documents will appear below in mid-November 21 and must be returned for Sunday 5th December 2021, 1800h to St Joseph’s presbytery in an envelope marked First Confession/Communion 2022 with the candidate’s name. The Baptism certificate of the candidate must be enclosed. Please do not return documents without the Baptism certificate.
We look forward to seeing all who have sent in the registration forms for these Sacraments.
Confirmation at St Clare’s will take place on July 12 2022 at 1930hrs celebrated by Bishop David Oakley.
5th October 2021
The Enquiry form below, please download and fill in and return to St Joseph’s Church, (presbytery white door)
by Sunday 31th October 2021 1800h accompanied by the Baptism Certificate of the candidate in an envelope marked “Confirmation 2022” with the Candidates name.
Please do not return the Enquiry Form without the Baptism Certificate.
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.