Preparation for Reconciliation for children occurs as part of the Parish Sacramental Programme as explained in relation to confirmation and communion. Children will receive the sacrament in a modified Second Rite of reconciliation
The new Sacramental Guidelines provide for further introduction to the First Rite of Reconciliation when the child is in Year 5.
The sacrament of reconciliation is available for all parishioners in the half hour before each of the Saturday evening Masses.
Anointing of the Sick:
Anointing of the Sick may be organised while the patient is in hospital by contacting the Pastoral Care Department of the Hospital.
Parishioners who are not hospitalised may contact the Parish Office or Fr Gerard directly if the situation is serious.
Healing Masses are held in the Parish during May (organised by the Order of Malta) and in December (organised by the Sacred Heart Sodality)
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One of the most difficult things parishioners have to do, is to come to terms with the death of a loved one and to arrange for a funeral at a time when they are grieving.
The Office Staff will be compassionate and supportive during this process. They will work cooperatively with the Funeral Director and the Priest to deal with all the formalities to reduce the stress for the bereaved.