If you want your child baptised, first step is to speak to a member of clergy after weekend Mass.
Jane Goodyear - Baptism coordinator, along with Helen Hawley, visit couples at home who want their babies baptised. At these visits they talk about the role of their godparents and arrange the next meeting which will take place in church. At this second meeting they talk about the practicalities of Baptism and Deacon Mike goes over a child's Baptism and families are welcome to ask any questions they wish. At the end of the second meeting parents can then book a date for their child's Baptism.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
These classes take place, in the parish Hall Lounge, from November every Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm for children who do not attend Catholic Schools. Here they are given instruction for their First confession and First Holy Communion. These children are also invited to attend a retreat day with Our Lady and St Joseph's school before they receive their Sacrament. These classes are taken by Jane Goodyear and Christine Scullion.
These classes take place every Wednesday from January, in the parish Hall Lounge, for children who do not attend Catholic schools. Here they receive instruction on Confirmation and are given the opportunity to attend a retreat day with Our Lady and St Joseph's school. These classes are taken by Jane Goodyear and Carol Wright.