Sacraments

Baptism

First Holy Communion

Baptisms take place either at the Sunday 10.00am Mass or on a Saturday, usually at 1.00pm.


Dates available from September to July 2017-2018: 

  • September 9, 23
  • October 7, 28
  • November 11, 25 
  • December 9, 30
  • January 6, 27 
  • February 10, 24  
  • March 3, 17 
  • April 7, 21 
  • May 5, 19 
  • June 2, 23 
  • July 7, 21

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

Confirmation

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

Reconciliation

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

RCIA

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.

Vocations

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

Marriage

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