Sacramental Preparation

Please note, there will be no sacramental preparation for Baptism, First Holy Communion or Confirmation until further notice. Candidates who are already registered for any of these sacramental preparation sessions, will be contacted when it is safe to resume sessions in the church.

In the meantime, please follow any of the many online links to scripture, prayer and online Mass. Please see Daily Meditations and Reflections in.’Newsletter & Links’ too. If you find any links and would like to share them on this website please send them to: manorhouse@rcdow.org.uk

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.

Enrolment forms for all Sacramental Preparation are available from the rack in the church porch

Marriage Preperation Courses

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Next course dates:  27th, 28th & 29th May

We have now developed an online course, comprising of 3 x 2hr sessions. Times to be arranged to the convenience of couples who can commit to these sessions on these dates. Typically Thursday 27th & Friday 28th sessions in the evening and Saturday 29th sessions during the day.

If you are planning to get married in a Catholic Church and need to do this course, please email ingridbowie@rcdow.org.uk and she will be able to help you organise a Catholic Wedding Service. 

Course information:

Following the teaching of the Catholic Church and understanding the sacramental nature of the wedding vows, this course is especially for couples intending to be married in the Roman Catholic Church.
It may well be that one of you is not Catholic and is of a different faith or perhaps of no faith.  This course focuses on marriage as a lifetime commitment and explores your unique couple dynamic in terms of communication, conflict management, forgiveness and ultimately to enhance and support your relationship in preparation for marriage.

This online course comprises of 3 x 2hr sessions, (compulsory that the couple commit to all 3 sessions). The Certificate of Attendance (the Marriage Preparation Course Certificate) will be posted to you within a few days of completing the course. Cost: £60 per couple which includes course materials and any cost of postage.

Please email: ingridbowie@rcdow.org.uk for a registration form. If you have any questions or wish to discuss any matters further, initially, email the same address with your contact details and a member of the team will respond.

ALL ENQUIRIES BY EMAIL ONLY to ingridbowie@rcdow.org.uk

Baptism

Please attend Mass at St Thomas More, complete the form for Baptism and give it to Deacon Kassa.  He will contact you about preparation classes and arrange a date of Baptism.

First Holy Communion

Your child needs to be in Year 3 or above to enrol on sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
Please complete the form in the church porch and hand it to a member of the parish team.

Confirmation

If you wish to enrol in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation and you are in Year 9 or above please complete the form in the church porch and hand it to to Fr Clive or Deacon Kassa.

If you wish to be in Full Communion with the Catholic Church, please meet Fr Clive at the end of any of the Masses.