If you wish to have your child baptised please contact the parish office. We ask you to attend Masses and a preparation evening before choosing any dates for the baptism. For more information please see the Baptism information leaflet on the forms page.
Coffee Morning held once a month. Please contact the parish office for more information.
At our Sunday Masses primary school children are invited to come to a Children’s Liturgy of the Word, to listen to God’s Word in a way that might be easier for them to understand.
This is the sacrament that strengthens the gift of the Holy Spirit in us. If you want to know more about getting confirmed, please contact the parish office.
Monthly at St Oswald's Presbytery. Gathering held at 1:00 pm on a Friday, followed by a chance to a talk with refreshments. Open to all Carers and people with any dementia, but all are Welcome. For more information contact the Parish office.
Faith in Action
Faith In Action Award for Young People in Year 6 and above. For more information contact the Parish office.
Faith References from our Parish— for jobs or High School places
If anyone intends to name their parish priest as a referee for a faith reference either for a job application or for a school place; they must talk to Fr Liam first. We sometimes receive letters or phone calls asking for references when we aren’t quite sure who they are for or we don’t have enough information to be able to answer the questions we are asked. We are very happy to give information about baptism and confirmation. Contact the parish office if you have any questions and we will do our best to help you.
Holy Communion at Home
If you are unable to attend church through ill-health, please let us know and someone will be able to bring you Holy Communion at home. If you or someone you know are at home and would like to be visited by one of our extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, please contact the parish office.
If you are going in to hospital
If you go into hospital you must inform a member of staff there if you wish to be visited by one of the hospital chaplains. You also need to inform the staff on the ward if you would like to receive Holy Communion. If you would like to receive the Sacrament of the Sick before going into hospital, please let Fr Liam know.
If you need to receive Holy Communion with a gluten free host due to coeliac disease, please make yourself known to Fr. Liam before Mass, if you have not already done so. This way we can make sure that enough hosts are consecrated for those who need them.
Learning more about the Catholic Faith
All year we support adults who would like to know more about our Faith. If you want to:
• deepen your own faith
• become a Catholic
• make your First Holy Communion
• be confirmed
• come back to celebrating the sacraments
• support your children in their faith
please contact the Parish Office. We would be delighted to hear from you.
Please contact the parish office.
12 Masses will be offered up for everyone who is enrolled in the Association, one each month for a year. You may enrol a loved one, living or dead, or for an intention close to your heart: e.g. Vocations, the young people of our parish etc. If you wish you can buy one of the Mass Association cards from the parish shops or parish office to give to the person enrolled or to their families. The cards are priced at £2 and £3. We suggest an offering of £3 - £5 for each enrolment to support the work of our parishes. Enrolment envelopes are also available at the back of our Churches.
Parish Welcome Leaflet (select this link)
We have produced a welcome leaflet for people who have moved into our parishes and want to know more about us. These are also available at the back of our churches. If you meet a new neighbour who is a Catholic please let them have a copy of the leaflet.
Holy gifts and cards on sale after Masses in both parishes.
Prayer Lamps can be lit for any intentions. You can make your intention by placing your it and your donation in an envelope marked "Prayer Lamp". (The suggested donation for a prayer lamp is £5)
Reconciliation leaflet (select this link)
Perhaps you don’t think you can go to confession yet or you are too worried about what you will have to say. Maybe a start would be to ask your priest for a chat some time.He might be able to set your mind at rest. Reconciliation is available on Saturday 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm at St Oswald's, or by request.
For more information contact the parish office.