Roman Catholic Church
Stratford-upon-Avon

Introduction to the Sacraments

The Latin word "sacramentum" means a sign of the sacred.

The seven sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation, the Eucharist, Reconciliation, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony touch all stages and all important moments of Christian life.

Each sacrament is both salvific because it carries on the saving work of Christ when he was on earth, and also sanctifying because of the special graces each confers. They are special occasions for experiencing God’s saving presence. The Sacraments strengthen faith and also express it.

Each of the Sacraments has its own “outward sign”. For example with Baptism there is the pouring of water, with Confirmation there is the laying on of hands and anointing with holy oil, and with the Eucharist the bread and wine which will be consecrated. Whatever the signs and symbols each sacrament confers special sacramental grace.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says that the Sacraments are “powers that comes forth” from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church.”

Mass Times

20th/21st January 2018 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

St Gregory's

Saturday Vigil Mass: 5.30pm

Sunday Mass 8.15am: (This Mass is temporarily suspended)

Solemn High Mass :11.15am. 
 
Polish Mass: 1.00pm

Our Lady of Peace

Sunday Mass 9.30am

Weekday Masses


Monday 22nd January: 9.30am Communion Service


Tuesday 23rd: 9.30am Communion Service


Wednesday 24th:  9.30am Communion Service & 11am Funeral of Bruce Richards.


Thursday 25th: 9.30am Communion Service


Friday 26th: 9.30am Mass

 


 NO Confessions  Saturday   20th January

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
Daily prayer meetings in the Guild Chapel on 18th,19th,20th,22nd,23rd, 24th & 25th January.

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