Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals

Weddings

To be married at All Saints or St. Stephen’s it is necessary either to live in the parish or it is your regular place of worship. The best way to make contact is to introduce yourselves at one of the Sunday Masses to Fr. Doyle. If it is your regular place of worship but not the parish in which you reside, then it is still necessary to obtain written permission from your own Parish Priest. Six months’ notice is required for a wedding.

It is preferable if you would see Father Doyle after mass. Email is less than satisfactory when communicating particularly with regard to something so personal and important.

Baptisms

Baptisms are held at All Saints on Sundays after the 10.30am Mass at present, on the 4th Sunday of each month, due to the pandemic.

They are celebrated outwith the celebration of Mass.

At St. Stephen’s Baptisms are held on every 2nd Sunday of the month.  They are after the Sunday Mass, again due to the pandemic.

For a Baptism to take place in Holy Trinity & All Saints it is necessary to either live in the parish or it is your regular place of worship. If it is your regular place of worship but not where you live, it will still be necessary to obtain a letter of freedom from your own Parish Priest. Parents will be required to participate in a baptismal preparation programme. Baptismal Courses are held in both parishes on Mondays.

The best way to make contact is to introduce yourselves to Fr. Doyle at Sunday Mass.

Godparents

When choosing Godparents for your child, please note that at least one Godparent must be a Catholic who has been confirmed. It is permissible for additional Godparents to be members of another Christian Church. It is not appropriate to choose people who are not baptised as Godparents.

Funerals

FUNERALS are always an emotional time for families. It is important as a parish community that we share in showing compassion and providing a dignified funeral mass, that is the hope of every baptised Christian.

Readers at a funeral Mass must be familiar with the Catholic Church’s teaching and a member of the believing Catholic community.