Sacramental Preparation

Welcome to our Sacramental Preparation Page

Sacramental Programmes

Here you can find out more about the Sacramental Programmes in our Parish. There are Seven Sacraments in the Catholic Church, including Marriage and Baptism.

Not Catholic?

If you are not Catholic, are Catholic but would like to know about your faith or are simply interested in find out more about Catholicism, you might find an Right of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) course useful. RCIA is an introductory course about the faith run over a number of weeks. There is no obligation at the end and it is designed to introduce people to the basics of what Catholics believe.

Still unsure? You can simply contact us using this form, telling us a little bit about yourself and we will try to help as best we can.



Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life (Catechism of the Catholich Church, 1213).

In order to have your child baptised, you may need to undertake a Baptism Preperation Course.

Fill in this form to contact the Parish office for more information about how to arrange a Baptism.

The next course for parents will take place on Saturday 23 October at 2pm, in the Holy Family Room. Parents who wish to baptise their child will need to attend this course


The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1660).

To get married in the Church, six months notice is usually required as well as participation in a marriage preperation course.

Use form below to conact the Parish Office to find more about getting married at St. Anthony’s Parish.

First Holy Communion

The Eucharist is the ‘Source and Summit’ the of the Christian faith (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324).

In order to prepare yourself, or your child, for the reception of the Eucharist for the first time, a Sacramental preperation course will need to be undertaken. These courses are usually run once a year.

You can check the Newsletter for more details.

Registration forms for children, in Years 3, 4 and above, are now available from Father Robert after Mass from next weekend to be returned by Sunday 24th October, 2021.

Right of Christian Inititaiton of Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA is the liturgical and catechetical process designed for adults attracted by Christ and his teaching. It supports them as they seek to respond more deeply and to enter into the Communion of the Church.

An RCIA course will introduce you the basics of the Catholic Faith. You will be able ask questions and learn a more about the faith with a group of other participants.

RCIA Courses are are usually run once a year; however, we would like to hear from you whenever you find yourself interested more in the Catholic Faith.

You can fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as we can.