Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Saturday from 4.30pm before the Vigil Mass.
- Gift of Sacrament of Reconciliation and Confession explained
- How to go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Confession – A “How to” for those who forget
- How do I go to confession part 1
- How to go to confession part 2 What should you not confess?
Preparation for the Sacraments
Sacraments are celebrations of the faith of the Christian community and ideally should be prepared for with the assistance of the community and celebrated in the presence of the community.
For baptism, there is the team that oversees the Baptismal Preparation Courses for parents seeking baptism for their children.
Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist
For Reconciliation, Confirmation and Eucharist, there is the team that assists parents in the gradual initiation of their children into full communion with the Catholic Church through the Christian Initiation of Children (CIC).
- Christian Initiation of Children (CIC)
- View Bishop Robert Barron’s video on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
First Confession and First Holy Communion: non-Catholic schools
A preparation course for the Sacraments of First Confession and First Holy Communion for children attending non-Catholic schools will commence in October after 9.30am on Sundays at St Columba’s Church. Interested parents please contact Sr Karin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinking of becoming a Catholic?
RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
For adults who wish to know more about the Catholic Faith and be prepared for the reception of the sacraments of initiation, there is the RCIA team of catechists.
- Visit out RCIA page.
A team of marriage catechists collaborate in the preparation of engaged couples.
Weddings by arrangement with the parish priest.
Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament is available for any who are in danger of death by reason of illness or age or who are due to undergo surgery. By arrangement with the parish priest;
0131 447 2502 (preferred)
Thinking about a vocation?
If you are thinking of a vocation to the priesthood or religious life please speak to Fr Kevin or contact
Fr Andrew Garden,
Director of Vocations of the Archdiocese
0131 663 4286
St Mirjam Hugens,
Director for Religious Vocations
0131 623 8902
Please pray for all our seminarians as they prepare to return to seminary.