St George and the English Martyrs

Sacraments

Eucharist

Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist are sacraments of Christian initiation. They ground the common vocation of all Christ's disciples, a vocation to holiness and to the mission of evangelizing the world. They confer the graces needed for the life according to the Spirit during this life as pilgrims on the march towards the homeland. Two other sacraments, Holy Orders and Matrimony, are directed towards the salvation of others; if they contribute as well to personal salvation, it is through service to others that they do so. They confer a particular mission in the Church and serve to build up the People of God.

The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist. At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.

First Holy Communion: Our Parish children are carefully prepared for First Holy Communion and Reconciliation with great skill by a small group of dedicated Catechists. The Parish programme begins in the Spring Term, the details about each new course appearing well in advance in the Weekly Newsletter. To receive an application form, parents and guardians are asked to apply to Father Brett, preferably by 31st July. At this momentous time for our children, everyone in the Parish community is urged to keep them in our prayers. We pray that they may grow ever stronger in their faith, by frequently receiving Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. The role of the Catechist can be discussed with Father Brett

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Every member and friend of our Parish community is invited to visit St George’s Church each Friday for a special occasion. Immediately following the 9.30 morning Mass the Blessed Sacrament is placed on the Altar. The Blessed Sacrament is reposed at 11.10am; in readiness for Benediction at 12.00 noon. We are invited to spend a few minutes of prayer, reflection, meditation, or to sit in tranquil silence in Our Lord’s presence. The opportunity to do this each week is greatly valued by our Parish community.
It is important to cover each half-hour session with at least two people. To avoid gaps, we ask you to sign the list in the porch at St. George’s. We have much to pray about, for we live in troubled times. So, even if you are not able to commit yourself to a regular time each week, why not call in for a few minutes? You may like to light a candle for World Peace, or for your own intentions.
You will find you have a great welcome, from Our Lord, Himself. The Blessed Sacrament is also exposed after Mass on Saturday morning, until the end of Confessions

Please contact Fr Brett through the Office on: 292726
or Email: stgeorgesrcchurch@outlook.com

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Registration and Online Form
If your child is due to go into Year 3 in September 2017 and you would like them to make their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in 2018, forms are now available to download - click here or in the porches of both churches. There is a Rgistration Meeting taking place at St. George’s Church on Monday 9th October 2017 at 7pm. Please bring a completed form with you. The Children’s Sessions will take place on Thursdays between 4pm and 5pm, beginning on the 2nd November.