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

16/17th June  11th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
 

St Gregory's
Saturday Vigil Mass:5.30pm
Sunday Mass 8.15am (this Mass is temporarily suspended)
Sunday Solemn High Mass 11.15am

Polish Mass 1.00pm

 

Our Lady of Peace

Sunday Mass 9.30am


Weekday Masses
 
Monday 18th June 9.30am:  Communion Service


Tuesday 19th: 9.30am Mass - Yr 3 First Holy Communion Celebration


Wednesday 20th: 9.30am Mass


Thursday 21st:  9.30am Mass


Friday 22nd June: 12.00pm: Funeral Mass for Andrew Rattigan

 

CONFESSIONS Saturday 23rd June 10.30 - 11.30am



 ADORATION DAYS FOR VOCATIONS IN THE WARWICK DEANERY

Sunday 24/6/18: St Charles Borromeo, Hampton-on-the Hill

 


 


 

 

 

 

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