Sacramental Preparation


Baptism is the Sacrament through which a person become part of the Church and shares in the new life that Jesus brings. Both adults and children can be baptised.

Adults who are considering this are invited to take part in the RCIA programme (see below).

For those with very young children (under 3)

We are delighted to welcome parents who would like to have their child baptised. So if you have an unbaptised baby (or are expecting one), please introduce yourself & your child after Mass and you can find out what to do. It will probably involve Fr. Philip visiting your home for a nice cup of tea.

Those with older children who wish to be baptised should speak to Fr. Philip in the first instance.

FRHC (First Reconciliation and Holy Communion)


Photo – Michael Nolan

This is the programme where children in school year 3 or above prepare for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Registration normally takes place in the autumn before the programme begins, with registration forms being given out after Sunday Mass.


Our Confirmation programme for teenagers runs every year and is open to all young people in school Year 10 and above. Registration usually takes place every September/October with the course running until the Confirmation Mass in the following June or July.

Catholic Starting Point

This is the programme for adults who wish to begin or complete their initiation into the Catholic Church. It usually begins in the Autumn and runs through to June. Registration take place every September.