Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation are known within our church as the 'sacraments of initiation'. This is because they represent the three sacraments by which we deepen our involvement and responsibility as members of the Body of Christ (the Church). In recent years the emphasis has moved from understanding these sacraments as personal celebrations only, to remembering what they meant to the early Christian Community. For them, baptism was about being in 'community' or 'communion' with each other and with the Lord
“I have called you by your name, you are mine” (The Book of Isaiah, Chapter 43 Verse 1) Even before the birth of a child it is important to start planning for Baptism as after the birth there is so much to be . . . Baptism Dates 2017
Confessions will be heard after the 11 am Mass and 7:00 pm Vigil Mass on Saturdays. Outside of these times if you wish to have your Confession heard please indicate this to any of the Priests who will oblige. . .
The celebration of First Eucharist is a sacred and important moment on a long journey of faith development. Together with Baptism and Confirmation, it opens the door to full membership of the Christian community. . .
Preparation for Confirmation emphasizes the graces that the Spirit brings. It is intended that those preparing for this Sacrament would be enabled to see the Spirit working in their own lives. . .
Those intending to get married (over 18) must give a minimum of three months notice to their respective parishes and present to the register of marriages. . .
Anointing of the Sick
The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. . .