The Sacraments

Baptism

If you wish to arrange a Baptism, please speak to the Parish Priest. Baptisms normally take place during Sunday morning Mass or occasionally in a separate service.

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

EucharistThese courses are parish-based and are organised annually. Parents have the chief responsibility and are expected to enrol their children at the appropriate time, by contacting the Parish Priest. Our catechists are Marysia Placzek and Rose Krzyz. In 2016, First Holy Communion took place on Sunday 15th May.

Confirmation

Confirmation is celebrated in the parish on a date arranged by the Bishop and the Parish Priest. A Confirmation Preparation Course is organised within the Parish in advance of the conferring of the Sacrament by the Bishop. Contact the Parish Priest for more information. Confirmation was last celebrated on 22nd September 2014.

Marriage

wedding ringsMarriages are celebrated following an appropriate course of preparation, usually through the Diocesan Marriage Preparation programme. All arrangements should be discussed initially with the Parish Priest.

Help for Married People

Marriage Care (Hallam)

Marriage Care offers a confidential counselling service and is committed to working with those whose relationships are in difficulty and breaking down. Advice is also available on Natural Family Planning. For appointments, ring 0800 389 3801.

For information on the teaching of Natural Fertility Management, help for infertility, through the Life Fertility Programme, contact Margaret Neale.

World Wide Marriage Encounter

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a movement within the Catholic Church to give married couples the opportunity to take responsibility for what is happening in their lives. A Marriage Encounter Weekend offers couples the opportunity to grow closer. It helps people to refocus on the values that are really important to them and to live more joyful and purposeful lives. Leaflets are available in the Narthex.

Association of Separated and Divorced Catholics

To contact the Association of Separated and Divorced Catholics, please phone 0208 767 5293.

Sacrament of the sick

See The sick page for more information.

Vocations to the Priesthood & Religous life

Individuals who are interested in vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life should speak with the Parish Priest.

Journey in Faith (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

This is a group of people, Catholic or non-Catholic, who meet as friends to learn more about the Catholic Faith. For non-Catholics, this can lead to reception into the Catholic Church and the celebration of the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil. Contact the Parish Priest for details.