What are the Sacraments?

Contact the Parish Office for Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confession, Confirmation, Marriage, and the Annointing of the Sick

Baptism

In the Sacrament of Baptism we become Children of God and members of the Church. We receive the Holy Spirit for the first time.

You probably do not remember this special day as most of us were baptised as infants. Nevertheless, It is a really special day in our lives.

The Sacrament of the Eucharist relates to the Last Supper when Jesus presented bread and wine to His disciples to eat and drink as His body and blood.

First Holy Communion Eucharist is the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ when we receive Jesus Himself in Holy Communion.

Parents who may not be familiar with Jesus and the Church are encouraged to discover more, in a relaxed atmosphere, by joining in the amazing Alpha courses.

Holy Commmunion

Confirmation

This Sacrament called Confirmation seals us with the Gift of the Holy Spirit and strengthens us as followers of Jesus.

Confirmation is usually received at Secondary School age. However, it is very special when adults receive the sacrament of Confirmation witnessed by St Joseph's very supporting and lovely congregation.

In this sacrament, God forgives our sins. We tell our sins to the priest and we are given God's forgiveness and peace.

Confession can be arranged through the Parish Office.

Confession

Marriage

Often called Matrimony, in this sacrament the man and a woman become husband and wife.

They promise to love and be faithful to one another always.

This is the sacrament for those who are sick or in danger of death.

The priest prays that they may be healed in body, mind and spirit.

Annointing of the Sick

Ordination

In this sacrament, a man becomes a bishop, priest or deacon.