Becoming a Catholic

Becoming a Catholic is a transformative and profound experience, a journey that leads to a deeper connection with God and a vibrant spiritual life.

As you embark on this path, you will find yourself embraced by a community of believers who are committed to walking alongside you.

At its core, becoming a Catholic involves the Sacraments of Initiation, which include Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist. Through these sacraments, you will be welcomed into the Church, receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit, and partake in the body and blood of Christ.

Alongside these sacraments, becoming a Catholic entails engaging in the teachings and practices of the faith. This encompasses learning about the rich theological heritage, participating in the liturgical life of the Church, and embracing the moral teachings that guide our actions and relationships.

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As a Catholic, you are invited to cultivate a personal relationship with God through prayer, meditation, and reflection. You will discover a wealth of spiritual resources, including Scripture, the lives of the saints, and various devotions that can deepen your connection with the divine.

Moreover, being a Catholic involves active participation in the life of the Church. This includes attending Mass, receiving the sacraments regularly, engaging in acts of service and charity, and joining in the vibrant community activities that foster fellowship and growth.

As you journey towards becoming a Catholic, you will find a supportive network of priests, religious sisters and brothers, and fellow parishioners who will guide you and offer their wisdom and support.

We invite you to explore the beauty and richness of Catholicism, to ask questions, and to seek understanding. Whether you are considering joining the faith or have already made the decision, our community is here to walk with you on this transformative path.

Discover the joy, peace, and fulfilment that come with becoming a Catholic. Come, and let us embark on this incredible journey of faith together.

For more information on becoming a Catholic please contact:

Katherine Edwards
Telephone: 07799 692045
Email: kthrnedwr07@gmail.com

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Social Groups

Within our community and Parish we have a number of clubs and groups running to help parishioners connect and engage with other members. These initiatives cater to a wide spectrum of interests.

 

Within our Parish

We are committed to providing support and growth for parish and community members through collaborative efforts with both local and national organisations. 

 

Outside Agencies

Through social action initiatives, churches have the potential to make a significant impact on some of the most pressing issues facing our society today. Poverty, homelessness, hunger, and discrimination are complex issues that require collaborative efforts and long-term solutions.

 

Schools

With a strong commitment to Catholic values and teachings, parish schools offer a safe and nurturing environment where students can develop a strong sense of faith, morality, and character. Our local Primary school is St Teresa's and our local college is St Benedict's.

 

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Bereavement Support

Bereavement support is an important aspects of the role that churches play in supporting individuals and families during times of loss. When someone experiences the death of a loved one, they may feel overwhelmed, confused, and isolated. Bereavement support services offered by churches can provide a safe and compassionate space for individuals to process their grief, share their experiences, and receive support.

Find out more about our Bereavement Support services here

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Bereavement Support

Bereavement support is an important aspects of the role that churches play in supporting individuals and families during times of loss. When someone experiences the death of a loved one, they may feel overwhelmed, confused, and isolated. Bereavement support services offered by churches can provide a safe and compassionate space for individuals to process their grief, share their experiences, and receive support.

Find out more about our and Bereavement Support services here

" Use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you."

St Teresa of Lisieux

Organisations & Committees

Long standing groups who welcome new members into their traditions and community, providing opportunities for lifelong faith formation and personal growth.

Compassionate Service Initiatives

Here you will find a number of useful links to support the wellbeing and improve the lives of parish and community members through social engagement initiatives.

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Ministries

At St Tersea's we have a number of volunteer positions that help with the day to day running of the church including The Repository, alter services, welcomers and readers.

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Parish Councils and Committees

The Church is supported by several representatives, who provide guidance, advice and assistance to the parish priest to ensure the overall smooth running of the parish.

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News

Catch up on all the latest news from the Parishes of St Teresa and St John

" Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love."

St Teresa of Lisieux

St Teresa

" Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love."

St Teresa of Lisieux

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