St Mary's Catholic Church

Sacramental Programs

Reconciliation and Holy Communion

Janet Silva co-ordinates and leads this program preparing our children for the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Reconciliation. It is a home/parish based course which lasts about six months. Parents who wish their children to celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist should contact the Parish office.

Marriage Preparation

The first thing to do here is to arrange to meet the Parish Priest between 6 and 12 months before any planned wedding. Paperwork needs to be done through him and this can take time.

Another requirement is that couples need to attend a Marriage Preparation day / weekend. The Parish Priest is able to provide details of what is available here. One option is Marriage Care who can be contacted directly at: . or via email : or telephone 0800 3893801

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults


Young Adults or Adults who would like to be baptised or received into the Church should contact the Parish Priest or the Parish Office. 

Baptism Preparation

A Course of Preparation for Baptism is offered to parents of children about to be baptised. Eight meetings are held each year in The Cassidy Pastoral Centre. It is coordinated by Fr Bruno. Arrangements for Baptism should be made with the Parish Priest and Parish Office . See the Church notice board for details of next meeting.

Confirmation Preparation

A Course of Preparation for Confirmation is offered to young people who express a wish to be confirmed. Application for Confirmation should be made to the Parish Priest. Program usually commences at the start of the New school year.

Association for the Propagation of the Faith

The A.P.F. is a worldwide organisation which supports the Missions in many countries. In this parish approximately fifty people have collecting boxes in their homes.If you would like to have a box in your home or would like to become an annual member , please speak to the Parish Priest .

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