Sacramental Preparation

A Sacrament is an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is given to us. Full and active participation in the sacramental life of the Church requires a period of preparation of both mind and heart to be receptive to the grace of new life in Christ.


font_1The sacrament of Baptism is given to infants and children at the request of their parents and guardians as the parish priest sees right and due.

At Saint Theodore’s Baptism is given at a ceremony to celebrate the sacrament usually on a Sunday afternoon but, for good reason, at other times with the agreement of the Parish Priest.

Please consult with the Parish Priest either on the phone or after one of the Sunday masses to make the necessary arrangements.

Holy Communion

our_lady_2In accordance with pastoral practice in the Diocese of Westminster, children who are baptised and who have reached the age of seven years are considered ready to make their first Holy Communion.

The catechetical programme of preparation, both for First Holy Communion and for the Sacrament of Confirmation is devised and coordinated by a fully qualified team of catechists under the direction of the Parish Priest.


In accordance with pastoral practice in the Diocese of Westminster, the Sacrament of Confirmation is given to minors of 14 years of age, who have been baptised and are accustomed to attending Mass and receiving Holy Communion, when the Bishop visits the parish for that intended purpose normally once a year.


If you are engaged or considering marriage, and would like to talk to the Parish Priest about it, contact the presbytery on 020 8979 3596.