Baptisms are celebrated at 12.00 pm on Sundays. If you would like to have your child Baptised at Our Lady of Canvey, you must first speak to Fr Eamonn. You will need to bring proof of your own Baptism before your child’s baptism can proceed. Please contact him via the Parish Office or see him after Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday morning. For a Baptism to take place, the expectation is that one or both of the parents are Baptised Catholics and that they are coming to Mass regularly.
First Holy Communion
The First Holy Communion programme for children in Year 3 and above begins in October and runs until the following June. Sessions take place on Saturdays. Parents also have sessions to assist them in developing their own understanding of the faith and to help them in teaching their children. Before a child can begin preparing to make their First Communion they must first register on the course. Information about registration can be found in the Parish Newsletter
Every Saturday from 09.00 am to 0945 am and from 5.00 pm to 5.45pm and on Sunday from 09.00am to 09.45am.
The Confirmation programme begins in October and concludes at the Mass on Pentecost Sunday when those who have been judged worthy are confirmed. The programme is open to any young person in Year 10 up to the end of Year 13. Please see Fr Eamonn if you are interested.
Couples who are wishing to get married at Our Lady of Canvey or are planning to get married abroad should arrange to speak to Fr Eamonn. At least six months notice is required in order to allow sufficient time for preparation of couples. Preparation includes 5 sessions with Fr Eamonn. Please contact the Priest at least six months before the intended wedding date.
This Sacrament is available to anyone who is unwell or is going into hospital. Please contact the Parish Office to arrange a suitable time and date.
Those who are unable to get to Mass due to sickness or old age are also able to receive communion at home from one of our Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion. Please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements for this.
If you, a relative or a friend is going into hospital and would like to be visited during your stay, please contact the Parish Office and we will ensure that the chaplain or the parish which serves that hospital is notified.
Sacrament of the Sick and Communion to the Housebound