The Sacraments

Baptism

To book a baptism for your child, please contact the parish office at least six months before the baptism date. An application form must be completed. In keeping with the diocesan policy, at least one parent or guardian of the child needs to supply their baptismal certificate and the child’s birth certificate. At least one of the godparents must be a practicing Catholic. Parents and godparents have to attend a meeting with the catechist before the baptism takes place. Download baptismal form (PDF).

First Communion

If your child is in Year 3 or above, 8 years old or older then, your child is illegible to join the First Holy Communion Programme. Parents must apply for their children; The deadline to submit your application is Sunday 17th October 2021.

The First Communion programme 2021-2021 is now fully booked. Parents/carers who enrolled their children in the programme will be contacted via email with further information about the course.

The First parents/carers meeting is on Wednesday 10th November at 7:00 pm. Please save the date.

Confirmation

Young people who are 14 years old and above (Year 9 or above) are eligible to join the Confirmation Programme 2022.
Download the Confirmation form here.
The deadline to submit your Confirmation form is Sunday 28th November 2021.
We anticipate that the course will begin early in January 2022.

Marriage

Whether marrying here or abroad, engaged couples should make arrangements to start the marriage paperwork at least six months before the planned wedding date and before finalising any social plans. Couples must be registered as parish members at least six months before booking their wedding.

Anointing of the Sick

If you are suffering from a terminal illness, have a chronic illness or will be having surgery soon you can receive the Anointing of the Sick. There is no reason to wait until near death, please contact us.

Adult Sacraments of Initiation (RCIA)

Please contact Fr. Gideon Wagay for more information. holloway@rcdow.org.uk

Homebound Eucharist

We can arrange for Holy Communion to be brought to homebound parishioners or those at a nursing home or hospital. Please call us.