An outward and physical sign 
of an inward spiritual grace".


The Catholic Church teaches that there are seven "Sacraments", these are divided into three categories.

Sacraments of Initiation

- Baptisms - See Baptisms Page

- Holy Communion  please see below for information

- Confirmation  -please see below for information

Sacraments of Healing

- Reconciliation (Confession)
please see below for information

Sacrament of the sick (Anointing)
by request please contact us

Sacraments of Order

- Marriage - See WEDDINGS Page

- Ordination

1st Holy Communion

Children at St Ambrose Barlow make their 1st Holy Communion at ages 7 to 8 (Yr 3) .  Other arrangements can be made for children attending non-catholic schools.  
In certain cases other arrangements can be made.

Confirmation

Children at St Ambrose Barlow are confirmed at ages 10 to 11 (Yr 6) .  Other arrangements can be made for children attending non-catholic schools.  
In certain cases other arrangements can be made.

Reconciliation (Confession)

Usually the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is held on Saturdays after 5.30pm Mass.

In Advent and Lent - there is a "Service of Reconciliation"  please see the Calendar page for times