Baptism Programme

The team visits families explaining the Sacrament, preparing for it and being aware of it's responsibilities as well as helping them to prepare for the celebration.

St Ann's Contact : Mary Graham, Ann Roberts

St Mary's Contact : Christine Wood

First Communion / Reconciliation Programme

We have a small team to run the programme which starts late September/November and finishes April/May. We are working towards two sacraments Reconciliation (First Confession) and Holy Communion

The programme is made up of 16/18 sessions, which are held in St Ann's Hall on Sunday afternoons (4:45 pm to 6 pm).

We also run five sessions for parents with guest speakers.

Contact : Ann Hall : 0114 2885858

Confirmation Programme

A large team of catechists and helpers work with our confirmation candidates, young people of secondary school age (12 and over).

The programme is made up of 18 sessions, which include :-

  • Reconciliation with Confession
  • Mass of Enrollment
  • Mass of Election
  • Mass of Confirmation
  • Mass of Thanksgiving and Party

The sessions are held in St Ann's Hall on Monday evenings 7pm to 8.30.

There is also the possibility of a weekend retreat.

Contacts :
Ann Hall : 0114 2885858
Barbara Horsman : 0114 2885539


Confessions are available at St Ann's each Saturday between 10.45 and 11.15 am and by request at any other time by contacting the Presbytery

Special penetential services are held during Lent and Advent, with several priests in attendance.


For information about the Marriage Preparation Programme

Contact Father Stan

Two couples from the parish have been trained to assist with Marriage Preparation, these are Peter and Tammy Neal (St Ann's) and John and Chris Wood (St Mary's).