Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament is for those affected by sickness or old age including those facing a serious operation.
It is given in the church on a Friday at the 10.00 am Mass, once in a school term.
About those dates the priests visit the homes and rest homes of those who can not come to the church. In cases of sudden serious illness, call Father at any time.
Baptisms are celebrated on Saturdays and by appointment.
To arrange for a baptism, please phone/email the parish office.
All parents, godparents are requested to attend a baptism course (one Saturday for 1.5 hrs). Children (depending on age) do their courses separately. Next baptism course is on 01st July 2023.
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Couples wishing to marry in ‘Our Lady Of Lourdes’ church should contact the Parish Priest as soon as possible before setting a date for the wedding.
It is a requirement that couples wishing to marry in the Catholic Church undertake a Pre-Marriage Course. Couples need to enrol for the course at least six months prior to the wedding day.
Marriage Preparation Programme :
Contact: Gerry Smith (Leader / co-ordinator)
Phone : 09 360 3025
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
CATHECISTS, RCIA The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult – Is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of infant Baptism. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of catholic beliefs and practices. RCIA is an intense preparation program that takes the candidates through several stages. Start in about August until Pentecost the year following.
1/ Period of enquiry: candidates are encouraged to ask about the Church faith. Also known as the pre catechumenate.
2/ Period of the Catechumenate: in this period Catechumens and candidates with help of catechist and sponsors, strive to deepen their faith for the Rite of Election
3/ Period of Purification and Enlightenment: this is usually during Lent a time of reflection in preparation for the celebration of full initiation at the Easter Vigil
4/ Post Baptismal Catechesis or Mystagogia: Period between Easter and Pentecost Introduction to the Christian way of living within the community.
This basic process applies to adults and older children, with young children going through an adapted version sometimes referred to as the Rite of Christian initiation of Children.
RCI Catechist: Lyn Smith
First Holy Communion