Protection of our children
As St Joseph's we recognise our responsibility for protecting children in our care. For this reason we carefully follow the Diocesan guidelines and ensure that all who work with children in the Parish are aware of these. For more information please see our Safeguarding pages. >>> Click Here
Welcome to our Children's Liturgy Group. Children's Liturgy is not however Sacramental preparation but it is held every Sunday morning at the 10:30am Mass during term-time, for the younger children of the parish.
Sacraments are God's great gifts to the Church and if great importance in the life of the individual and the parish. They are never lightly undertaken and the Parish clergy, in liaison with the Catechists should normally be approached for preparation for sacraments.
A Sacrament is an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is given to us. Full and active participation in the sacramental life of the Church requires a period of preparation of both mind and heart to be receptive to the grace of new life in Christ.
Please contact the Parish Priest for further information.
Confirmation is celebrated by the Bishop in the Parish every few years and the preparation for the sacrament normally lasts for most of a year. Young people wishing to receive the sacrament of Confirmation must be sufficiently mature to undertake the commitment required for this sacrament.
Baptism is the foundation of all the Sacraments. Together with Holy Communion and Confirmation, it forms part of the three Sacraments of initiation into the Church, the family of God. Baptism is therefore the beginning of a Christian life.