Sacraments

The term Sacraments refers to the sacred signs that mark stages of the Catholic faith journey.

Click on any of the names below to read about the celebration of that sacrament at St Michael's.

 

 
Sacrament of Holy Communion

The Mass is the Centre of Catholic life.

It expresses, celebrates and strengthens our union with Christ and with one another. It is the focal point of everything we believe, everything we do and everything we hope for.

In response to the Lord's invitation at the Last Supper, "Do this in memory of me", we gather every Lord's Day

  • To recall and be nourished by the Lord's Word and the Lord's Supper and
  • To proclaim to the world the "Good News" that "Christ has died, Christ is Risen, Christ will come again".

You really and truly belong when you receive Holy Communion. Here at St Michael's, we help parents prepare their children to receive Holy Communion. It is part of our Becoming Church programme.

When children are about 8 or 9, we invite parents to a meeting with the catechist team and explain what we offer and outline the programme.  The parents, with the help of supporting material, will take their children through the topic for that week. On Sunday mornings both parents and children come together in the School Hall. The children break into small groups and under the guidance of a catechist (teacher) revise what has been done at home. The catechist team spend time with the parents and go over the material for the following week. It is a great time for parents to catch up and refresh what they learned many years before!

Confirmation and First Communion are celebrated during the Easter Season, and this is always a great Parish occasion.

For details concerning the time and place of preparation meetings, please watch the Parish Bulletin, check our website or use the contact page to get in touch.

 
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