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Sacraments and Funerals

Sacraments and Funerals

The seven sacraments truly hold in place the great events of human life. For these important moments, for birth and death, for growing up and marrying, we need some kind of sign, to give to this moment its full stature, its true promise, and also the dimension of being shared together. Pope Benedict XVI

Baptism of Infants

Baptism is the sacrament in which infants are welcomed into God’s Family. By having your child baptised you are making a commitment to bring them up as Catholics and become part of our worshipping community. Application forms can be obtained from the parish office.

Reconciliation and First Communion

Preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion begin in the Autumn, leading to First Confession and First Communion in Spring and Summer.
Notice for applications will be given during the last few Sundays of the summer term.

Confirmation

Any of our younger committed parishioners, in year 8 or above, who wish to be confirmed by Bishop Terence Patrick, will be invited to a course in preparation for this sacrament. Bishop Terence Patrick visits Hull for confirmations every second year.
Application forms can be obtained from the parish office.

Marriage

The preparation for marriage takes approximately six months, during which the couple meet with the priest on four occasions, as well as attending a Marriage Care course. So, before making any practical arrangements for your wedding, it is wise to meet up with the parish priest to discuss in detail all that will be required. Please contact the parish office.

Anointing of the Sick

This Sacrament of Anointing is given to those who are sick; it is a sacrament of forgiveness and healing. If you, or anyone you know, would like to receive this sacrament please inform the parish office.

Funerals

In the event of someone’s death please inform the parish office so that the parish priest can meet up with the family, offering prayer, support and advice.

Obtaining Certificates

At different times in your life you may be required to present a new copy of the record of your reception of a sacrament of the Church, whether it be baptism, confirmation or marriage. If you need such a certificate for yourself or your child please contact the parish office.

Going into Hospital

If you, or a member of your family, is going into hospital and would like to be visited by the chaplain, please make sure that you inform the parish office so that the relevant hospital chaplain can be alerted.

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