The Seven Sacraments

The seven Sacraments – Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony – touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life.

For more information on the Sacraments of Initiation click on the one that concerns you or our child: BaptismFirst Holy Communion or Confirmation. They are normally received in that order but if you are a young adult or older or have missed one for some reason please click on RCIA.

The Sacraments of Healing are Confession (or Reconciliation or Penance) and the Anointing of the Sick. Children are prepared for the former for the first time as part of the First Holy Communion programme. After that you may go to Confession at any time but must go at least once a year. The Anointing of the Sick is available at any time from a priest when you are seriously ill or before an operation.

The Sacraments of Vocation are Marriage and Holy Orders. We can do everything to help you prepare for the former but as for the latter, we can only offer to help you discern whether God is calling you to be a priest or a religious and encourage you to respond with generosity and find the fulfillment we have found in this form of service to Christ and His Church.