It can sometimes be a daunting experience to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. However this is a most precious sacrament, handing over our sins to cleanse our soul to our Lord Jesus Christ. Should you wish to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, please do get in touch with Fr Michael.
We always find it a great blessing to receive any new member into the Church. If you are interested in joining or if you would like your child to be Baptised, then please get in touch with Fr Michael.
First Holy Communion
A child's First Holy Communion is usually introduced through St Mary's R.C Primary School for children in Year 4. If your child is not at St Marys then please get in touch with Fr Michael who can make alternative arrangements.
Firstly, if you are thinking of getting married, congratulations. We hope you will be very happy together. If you are planning to get married in the Catholic Church of St Mary's please get in touch with Fr Michael at least 6 months before the proposed wedding date to give sufficient time to complete marriage preparation and paperwork, and also to ensure your desired date is available.
Anointing of the Sick
If you or anyone you know are sick or housebound, we will be happy to arrange for Holy Communion to be brought into your homes. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick can be received by anyone who suffering from a serious physical or mental illness. Please contact Fr Michael to discuss further.
Confirmation is a sign that a person has reached a mature age and is now ready to take responsibility for their own faith. Usually the Sacrament takes place in the early teenage years, however there is no set age for confirmation. If you haven't yet been confirmed then please reach out to Fr Michael to discuss further.
Through this sacrament, men are ordained as Priests or Deacons to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments, especially the Eucharist, or for women who feel they may have a vocation to a consecrated life within the Catholic Church. Taking Holy Orders is a life long commitment to both God and the Catholic Church. If you feel like you may have a calling to God and the Church please speak to Fr Michael who would be happy to help you.