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For information about how to celebrate the Sacraments in St Felix Parish please call Fr John on 01440 702156 or Deacon Huw on 07399 163718 for more information

Information about the Sacraments The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant, and important for Christians. They are special celebrations for experiencing God’s love, grace, and mercy.

Baptism The Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.

For children and young people in year 2 or under at school please speak to Fr John or Deacon Huw to arrange your child's baptism celebration. Some preparation is needed, and they will be able to arrange the date and time with you for your child's baptism. A donation to the church is also requested.

For children and young people who are in year 3 or above or for adults who wish to be baptised please speak to Fr John.

Confirmation is a Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation for Catholics. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. For young people who are in Year 9 or above at school wishing to be Confirmed please speak to Deacon Huw.

Eucharist Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.

For children and young people who are in year 3 or above or for adults who wish to celebrate their First Holy Communion please speak to Fr John.

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults known in St Felix as the Journey of Faith is a series of sessions for young people and Adults who seek full membership of the Catholic Church. The course runs from September to after Easter each year. It is open to all who wish to discover what the Church is about and what we believe as Catholics and offers preparation to those not yet baptised and to those already baptised in other Christian Churches. The Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist will be celebrated each year at the Easter Vigil, on Holy Saturday evening, the night before Easter Sunday.

Reconciliation The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Penance, or Penance and Reconciliation) has three elements: conversion, confession, and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness; as a result, we are called to forgive others.

For our children preparing for First Holy Communion, they will also celebrate their First Confession as part of their preparation

Confessions are available in St Felix from 5.45pm – 6.15pm on Saturday evenings. Appointments with Fr John are also available, please speak to Fr John to arrange a time.

Marriage The Sacrament of Marriage is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to another person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and God’s values.

Preparation for Marriage is available for all couples seeking to get married in St Felix. 6-month notice of marriage is usually needed. Please contact one Fr John or Deacon Huw for more information

Holy Orders The Sacrament of Holy Orders is when a bishop, priest or deacon is ordained after a period of formation. They are called and chosen by the church, through the power of the Holy Spirit to lead other Catholics by a life of prayer, celebrating the sacraments and proclaiming the Gospel

Anointing of the Sick the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, formerly known as Last Rites or Extreme Unction, is a ritual of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness and is open to all who ask for healing, and for all ages.