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.

Please contact the Parish Office for further information.


Please see Fr Bill first  to arrange a baptism. He will put you in touch with Liz Cetin who runs the 2-week course that the child’s parents attend. We have courses several times a year. You can attend the course before your baby is born. We celebrate the baptism on a date to suit you; it is usually on a Sunday.


First communion is celebrated in early summer for children in year 3 and above. Application forms go out the preceding summer and preparation begins in October.


Confirmation is administered to those in year 10 and above. Application forms go out in the summer; the group begins meeting in the autumn and the sacrament is celebrated in early summer. If you are an adult requiring Confirmation, sign up and we will make separate arrangements for your preparation.


See Fr |Bill if you wish to marry at Our Lady’s or elsewhere. You should try to give six months notice.


Confessions are heard on Saturday evenings 5pm to 6pm or on request.