Details of Baptism preparation for infants together with application forms are available at the back of Church and can be downloaded here.

First Holy Communion

If your family attend Mass regularly here at Our Lady Help of Christians and you have a child in year 3 at School, you can apply for a place on this year’s first Confession and Communion programme.  The preparation for first Confession will be on Saturday’s from October to December; the first Communion programme will run from January to the beginning of April.  

More information and application forms are available from Fr. Chris. Please call or email the parish office to make an appointment. The closing date for applications is Sunday 24th September.


Following the celebration of Confirmation for a group of our young people in May 2017, the Sacrament of Confirmation will next be celebrated in the parish during 2019.


A priest is available to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday morning from 10.00  a.m. until 10.45 or at any time on request. 

For adult Baptism/First Holy Communion/Confirmation please contact the Parish Priest


To be married at Our Lady Help of Christians at least one of the parties must be a baptized Catholic who is either resident in the Parish or has a Parent who is resident in the Parish. Twelve months notice is usually required.
Please contact the Parish Priest in the first instance.

Pastoral Care of the Sick

Celebrations of Mass with Anointing of the Sick take place regularly throughout the year.  Dates of these celebrations are published in the newsletter.
The Pastoral Care of the Sick also includes visiting frail and housebound parishioners to celebrate the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Anointing.  Please contact the parish office to arrange visits.

Since all Hospitals make provision for Chaplaincy services, it is recommended that parishioners request the Catholic Chaplain to arrange for the celebration of the Sacraments during any time spent in Hospital.