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.

First Holy Communion. The Sacrament of  Confirmation. 

The first part of any preparation is weekly participation of Holy Mass.  After a suitable period, formal classes for parents and children will be offered and preparation may take up to 2 years. Please contact Fr Gerard for Sacrament of First Holy Communion or Fr Alex for Sacrament of Confirmation. Invitations to join a  preparation course will be announced at Mass.

Baptisms

The first part of any preparation is weekly participation of Holy Mass. Baptisms may only take place in Holy Rood  Church for parishioners. After a suitable period, formal classes will be offered and this process may take several months so please make contact asap. Contact Deacon Neville at nevilledyckhoff@rcdow.org.uk for more details. All parents will need to meet with one of the priests first.

Weddings

Marriages may only take place in Holy Rood  Church for parishioners. 6 months notice being required. A preparation course for all couples wishing to get married is necessary. Contact the Parish Office at watford@rcdow.org.uk or call (01923) 224085 for more details.