First Holy Communion

Baptisms take place either at the Sunday 10.00am Mass or Saturday, at 11.00am or Sunday at 11.30am.
Dates Available: June 2018 to July 2019

June - 2nd or 3rd / 23rd or 24th

July - 14th or 15th / 28th or 29th

August - No Baptisms

September - 8th or 9th / 15th or 16th

October - 6th or 7th / 20th or 21st

November - 10th or 11th / 24th or 25th

December - 15th or 16th / 29th or 30th

January - 5th or 6th / 26th or 27th

February - 9th or 10th / 23rd or 24th

March - 9th or 10th / 23rd or 24th

April - 6th or 7th / 27th or 28th

May - 11th or 12th / 18th or 19th

June - 8th or 9th / 22nd or 23rd

July - 6th or 7th / 20th or 21st 

Contact:  the Parish Office for a Request for Baptism form.

Each year a group of children from the Parish receive the sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time during a special Mass held in May or June.

Contact: Mary Wynne-Jones via the Parish Office


The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in St John's Cathedral by Bishop Philip.  It is usually held every two years.  The last Confirmation was held in May 2017.  The next Confirmation will take place in 2019 for children in Year 10 or above who are baptised Catholics.  

Contact: Father Tony


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available on Saturdays from 4.45 - 5.15 pm or by appointment.


RCIA is the Church’s way of forming new Christians and welcoming them into the Catholic Church.  Some people who participate in the RCIA are Christians by virtue of their Baptism in another Christian denomination.  The RCIA process at Our Lady and St Dominic’s caters for both the unbaptized and the baptized and even those who are already members of the Catholic Church who just want to brush up on their understanding of the Catholic faith.  Each year we run a journey of faith course which starts in September and runs through until Pentecost.  Baptism (if appropriate) and Confirmation and Reception into the Church take place at the Easter Vigil.  

RCIA is an acronym of Rite of Christian Initiation in Adults.

Contact: Deacon Paul Evans.


If you believe you are being called to the Priesthood, Diaconate or Religious Life, you should speak to the Parish Priest in the first instance.

Contact: Father Tony


The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is celebrated by arrangement with the Parish Priest.  Please make an appointment as soon as possible.

Contact: Father Tony

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is available to anyone who needs it.  It can be requested before going into hospital or at any time when required.

Contact: Father Tony or 01252 546897

Holy Communion of the Sick

Holy Communion is taken to the sick and housebound and to those in hospital by the Priest and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist by arrangement.  

Contact: the Parish Office