The Latin word sacramentum means "a sign of the sacred."
The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant and important for Christians.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
To have your child baptised into the Catholic Church in the parish of Claudy, booking is made through the Baptismal Preparation Team. Members of the Baptismal Preparation Ministry will provide instructions to parents prior to their child's Baptism, assisting with Baptism preparation and faith development. This is a time for deepending the faith commitment of the parents so they can step up as role models for their children. Read more......
SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST
Catholics believe the Eucharist, or Communion, is both a sacrifice and a meal. We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ's Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
Catholics who are housebound or too ill to join with the community at Sunday Mass are able to receive the Eucharist from Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist who will call at the homes of our fellow parishioners.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
We ask that you pray for our young people that they will stay close to Christ and His Church and bear witness to the Lord in their lives.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Couples getting married must complete both Church and State paperwork. A marriage civil partnership notice application form is available to download from https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/getting-married-religiousbelief-ceremony
This has to be completed and signed by the officiating priest and returned to the Registrars Office, 14 Magazine Street, Derry no later than 3 months prior to the date of Wedding
The couple along with the priest from the parish where they reside have to complete a Pre Nuptal Enquiry (Church Papers, to be completed 6-3 months prior to the date of Wedding). These papers indicates that they are a member of the Catholic Church, that they are free to marry and that they are mature adults who understand the Sacrament of Marriage and accept the responsibilities of marriage.
SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS
The Lord has a plan for each of us; he calls each one of us by name. Our task is to learn how to listen, to perceive his call, to be courageous and faithful in following him and, when all is said and done, to be found trustworthy
who have used well the gifts given us.
Pope Benedict XVI
If you would like more information on Religious Life please contact the Vocation Director of the diocese,
Fr Paul Farren. Tel: 028 7126 4087 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
The Anointing of the Sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness,
especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive.
Penitential Life in the Parish of Claudy
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Confession takes place after the morning Mass in Craigbane and before the Vigil Mass in Claudy.
We hold Annual Penitential Services in Saint Patrick's Church, Claudy.