The seven sacraments—Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Confession, Marriage, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick—are the life of the Church. Each sacrament is an outward sign of an inward grace. When we participate in them worthily, each provides us with graces for the life of God in our soul. In worship, we give to God that which we owe Him; in the sacraments, He gives us the graces necessary to live a truly human life.
The first three sacraments—Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion—are called the sacraments of initiation, because the rest of our life as a Christian depends on them.
Baptisms take place in the Church on the 2nd Sunday of each month, after the 12:45 Mass. Due to Christmas preparations Baptism in December will take place on a later Sunday in the month.
Please contact the parish office to make arrangements.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the three sacraments of initiation because, historically, it was administered immediately after the Sacrament of Baptism. Confirmation perfects our baptism and brings us the graces of the Holy Spirit that were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost Sunday.
If you wish to enquire about being confirmed, contact the parish office.
While Catholics in the West today normally make their First Communion before they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the reception of Christ’s Body and Blood, was historically the third of the three sacraments of initiation. This sacrament is the source of great graces that sanctify us and help us grow in the likeness of Jesus Christ.
For those unable to get to the church for Mass, contact the parish office to receive the Eucharist at home.
The Sacrament of Confession is one of the least understood, and least utilized, sacraments in the Catholic Church. In reconciling us to God, it is a great source of grace, and Catholics are encouraged to take advantage of it often, even if they are not aware of having committed a mortal sin.
Confession Time: Saturday, after the 10:00am Mass.
Marriage, a lifelong union between a man and a woman for procreation and mutual support, is a natural institution, but it is also one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. It reflects the union of Jesus Christ and His Church.
For Full details on the preparations for marriage. Please see the guidance document;
How The Church May look for a Wedding.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ’s priesthood, which He bestowed upon His Apostles. There are three levels to this sacrament: the diaconate, the priesthood, and the episcopate.
To enquire about ordination to the diaconate or priesthood, contact a priest of the parish, or the diocesan vocations office. Fr. Eamonn Bourke, Director of Vocations at 0868346071 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Traditionally referred to as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered both to the dying and to those who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation, for the recovery of their health and for spiritual strength.
Please contact the parish office or one of the priests.