We have preparation classes for parents every first Wednesday of the Month at 5pm in the Lady’s Chapel.
The celebration of the Sacrament is done during the 12:00 midday Mass on the agreed Sunday.(This arrangement has changed due to COVID-19)
Please contact the Parish Office for any other information.
The Eucharist (First Holy Communion)
Mrs. Frances Hawkes
Candidates are prepared by the catechists through an 8-week course from January leading on to First Confessions and the celebration in May. The dates for registration of candidates are published in the newsletter. Please contact the parish office for registration forms. The course is carried out at St Elphege’s Catholic School.
THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Being a large parish, we have many home-bound parishioners. Our Eucharistic Ministers assist the priests every Friday to take Holy Communion to the sick at home. The priests also visit regularly as well for confessions and anointing when necessary. Parishioners know that in ad extremis condition, the priest is to be notified for the administration of the sacrament either at home, in a care home or the hospital.
Note that every hospital has a Catholic Chaplain, who is always a priest, whom they can inform and invite for the anointing of their loved ones.
We continue to pray for vocations in our parish and the archdiocese. It needs to be mention that we have three priests and a deacon from our parish – Fr. James Clark, Fr. Matthew O’Gorman, Fr. Mark Higgins and Deacon Dermott O’Gorman
Dr. Stacy John-Legere
The Catechists offer an 8-week course for candidates from October in preparations for the celebration in February the following year.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Priests are available for administration of this sacrament on Saturdays from 10.30 am to 11.30 am and 5.15-5. 45 pm.
However, when necessary, the priests could hear the confessions of the penitent on request.
The Priest prepare couples for marriage as and when necessary. Couples are also encouraged to attend the one-day Marriage Preparation organised by the Archdiocese. The Priest assist couples to get registered and to attend.