Sacraments

OUR LADY OF RANSOM, ST AGNES AND ST GREGORY PARISH EASTBOURNE

NEW ENQUIRIES FOR THE SACRAMENTS OF BAPTISM, FIRST COMMUNION, CONFIRMATION

Baptisms: We are preparing a course for those seeking baptism for their child. This will take a little time, meanwhile please email eastbourneolor@abdiocese.org.uk.

First Communion: Those who were on the programme 2019/20, since last August have been celebrating First Communions at the Mass and in the church they usually attend, simply emailing in to the Parish Office requesting a date to arrange this. Each family has one bench reserved for them.

For those who enquired in 2020 for this year, 2021, the difficulty has been that we have not been able to use the Parish Centre at St Agnes or Our Lady of Ransom for catechesis. We hope this will change after June 21st.

Meanwhile all enquirers were invited to the Online Faith course of 6 ‘faith refresher’ sessions that can be done by families at home, and to a Zoom conference with Fr Raglan in April. Two more instalments of that course and another Zoom invitation will be sent out after half-term. Meanwhile please email eastbourneolor@abdiocese.org.uk.

Confirmation

There is not a ‘confirmation course’ as such but, together with Christ the King parish, our parish has continued online the ‘Lumen Christi’ group which is always open to young people who wish to explore their faith and who in time may feel they wish to request confirmation. The Lumen Christi group are now going to be able to meet in person with the relaxation of the Covid regulations.