PREPARING FOR SACRAMENTS
The reception of a sacrament is a most important moment in the life of a member of the Church community, and careful preparation should be made. Sacred Heart Church offers a time of preparation for those who are to receive sacraments, to enable them to enter more fully into these great mysteries of our faith.
If you would like your child baptised, and you live in the Camberwell Parish, please see one of the Parish Priests . Parents are usually asked to attend a short preparation course, which commences on the First Sunday of the month at 2:00pm.
THINKING OF BECOMING CATHOLIC?
Each year, the Parish receives adults who are seeking baptism as well as Christians of other denominations who would like to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church. The process begins with a short period of enquiry where, together with the Parish Priests and catechists, you can explore what you are seeking. This is followed by the ‘Catechumenate’, which is the period of preparation involved in becoming Catholic. This period varies for people depending on their needs and circumstances. It usually involves a course, generally known as RCIA (which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). Do call the Reception on 020 7274 1908 for more information.
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The course for children in the Camberwell Parish aged between 7 and 10 begins in September every year. Details of how to apply are announced at Masses, and available in the Parish newsletter in the early summer.
For those aged 13-16 years. The course begins between January and April. Applications open in September each year: please speak to any of the Priests or consult the parish newsletter, for details.
We also receive adults for Confirmation, who, for whatever reason have been baptised, but not been Confirmed earlier. This involves a separate process of preparation. Please call Reception on 020 7274 1908 for more information.
Sacred Heart parishioners who would like to be married must give six months' notice, to allow the necessary preparations to be made. Please see one of the Parish Priests for more information.
CONFESSION (SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION)
Available daily in the Parish every Saturday at 10:30 am and 4:30pm.
RETURNING TO THE FAITH AFTER A LONG TIME?
Welcome back! Why don’t you come in and have a chat with one of our Parish Priests , and we will do our best to help you.
Do call the Reception on 020 7274 1908 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
VISITING THE SICK (INCLUDING ANOINTING)
If you, or anyone you know, needs a visit from a priest, Holy Communion or Anointing, please speak with one of our Priests. In an emergency when someone is gravely ill or has died and a priest is required outside reception opening hours please call 020 7274 1908