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Baptism preparation runs once a month here at St Mary’s in the parish room. If you
are considering baptising your child please first speak to one of the clergy before
coming on the course.
Is the Sacrament in which God forgives our sins. Christ present in the priests offers
us the peace and joy of living in grace, and guidance to live close to him.
Saturday 10:30 - 11:30pm
Saturday 6:00 - 7:00pm
At other times, please call and speak to a priest to arrange a convenient time.
First Holy Communion
Preparations start for those attending St Mary’s Junior School in September of every
year. To those attending non-Catholic schools or have missed out on their
preparations for First Communion are welcome to attend the Saturday school. Again
the course starts from September.
Please keep an eye on the newsletter and on this website for new course start dates.
Confirmation program the current year is now in progress. The program runs usually
from January to October.
Please watch out for the dates for the next years program on the website and the
If you are thinking of getting married at St Mary’s it would be a good idea first to meet
with one of the priests of the parish and discuss your requirements and the
arrangements to be made.
You need to give 6 months notice for your marriage, so that all documentation and
marriage preparation courses can be arranged.
You also need to register your marriage at the Croydon Register of Births, Death and
Marriages in Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA. Which is located behind Croydon
It is also a good idea to take a look at the marriage care and engaged encounter web
sites for further information..
Sacrament of the Sick
This was mainly known as “Extreme Unction” or as the “Last Rites”. This is a
sacrament that was reserved for those who were dying. Now the church understands
that any body who is gravely ill, and has been ill for a very long time be it physical or
otherwise can receive this sacrament.
The parish also has a mass for the sick where the sick and housebound are brought
to the church and all are anointed and prayed upon during mass.
We at St Mary’s care for those who are sick and housebound through a great network
of Eucharistic ministers working alongside the clergy.
If you feel you or your loved one could benefit from the sacrament of the sick, please
do not hesitate to contact us.
Is the sacrament through which Christ continues his work in the church. God is ever
calling men and women to work for him. John Paul II said that all young people
should examine this call, All are called to serve in some special way. And some are
called to the priesthood and religious life. Our previous pope said that all of us must
give ourselves courageously to this call and see how our Lord wants us to serve him.
As a priest/deacon or as a professed religious God calls us to emulate his Christ our
Lord and serve others like Christ himself served. Christ continues his work through
the Church, through those people who generously answer his call.
Is God calling you to serve? Have a look at the UK Vocations Page and The National
Office for Vocations.
If you are interested you are also encouraged to speak to Canon Collins or to one of
the members of the clergy.
Faith Journey, September to May inclusive
Wednesdays at 7.30pm
Please contact Deacon Vincent Morrison at the Presbytery