Families who are committed to bringing their children up in the practice of the faith, and want their children to be prepared for making their First Confession and receiving their First Holy Communion, are invited to enrol them on the Sacramental Programme. In doing so it is the responsibility of the parents to teach them to pray and to bring them weekly to Sunday Mass.
Enrolment dates will appear here on the parish website, on the newsletter and will also be announced in church.
If you are unable to attend Mass due to serious illness or are otherwise housebound you may arrange for Holy Communion to be brought to you in your home. Please contact father John on 0161 790 2855.
If you or one of your family are going into hospital and you would like to receive Holy Communion and/or the Sacrament of the Sick please ask one of the Ward Staff to contact the Catholic chaplain.
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.
"At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Saviour instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'" By the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all.
'Catechism of the Catholic Church'