"... the reception of the sacrament of Confirmation is necessary for the completion of baptismal grace" (CCC 1285).
For the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation please read the following guidelines >>
"The Holy Eucharist completes Christian Initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism, and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation, participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist" (CCC 1322).
"Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offence committed against him, and are, at the same time reconciled with the Church..." (CCC 1422).
Confessions are available in St Mary's on Saturdays from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. In St Columba's they are available on Thursdays from 10:45 - 11:45 am. Confessions are also available by appointment,
Anointing the Sick
"By the sacred anointing of the sick and the prayer of the priests the whole Church commends those who are ill to the suffering ad glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them" (CCC 1499).
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is available on request, for those in danger of death through illness or age. Please contact the Parish Office or speak to any of the clergy.
"The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offsprig; this coveant between baptised persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament" (CCC 1601).
Please arrage the date of your wedding with the Parish Office. It is usual to give at least a year's notice. Engaged couples are expected to complete a Marriage preparation course.