Congratulations to our Altar Servers

Four of our Altar Servers were enrolled at the weekend into the Guild of St Stephen.
Josh, Isabella, Neoma and James received their medals in a lovely ceremony, conducted by Fr frank, they then received a lovely round of applause from the Sunday morning congregation after praying to St Stephen using the guild prayer.

"I offer myself to God almighty, to blessed Mary, our Mother and to our holy patron, Saint Stephen. And I promise to do my best to serve regularly with reverence and understanding, for the glory of God, the service of his Church, and my own eternal salvation."

1st Holy Communion Preparations 2019-2020

The new course is soon to begin for all those children whose parents have applied for them to receive the sacrament in June 2020.
The courses run from October the year before through to June when they receive the Sacrament at a special Mass - meeting monthly after Sunday Morning Mass - and the course is always advertised to the Parish and Primary School from May each year for a July deadline for applications so that the course can be planned and arranged over the summer.
This new course is now full
so please look out for next year's course when advertised in May/June 2020 if you have a child who is eligible for 1st Holy Communion. (Year 3 of school at the time of receiving the Sacrament)
Please pray for our new candidates and the catechists as they begin their journey together towards this most beautiful Sacrament.