The Sacraments


Sacrament of Baptism

Baptism, the gateway to the sacraments and necessary for salvation by actual reception or at least by desire, is validly conferred only by a washing of true water with the proper form of words. Through baptism men and women are freed from sin, are reborn as children of God, and, configured to Christ by an indelible character, are incorporated into the Church. (Can. 849)

Generally Baptisms are administered during the Sunday Mass. Contact one of the Parish Clergy  for more details.



ConfirmationSacrament of Confirmation

The sacrament of confirmation strengthens the baptized and obliges them more firmly to be witnesses of Christ by word and deed and to spread and defend the faith. It imprints a character, enriches by the gift of the Holy Spirit the baptized continuing on the path of Christian initiation, and binds them more perfectly to the Church.(Can. 879)

Confirmation is open for those who are baptised and are in Primary 4 or for those not confirmed who are called to relive their baptismal promises. For more information contact the Parish Priest

To download a copy of the application pack for Confirmation and First Holy Communion in 2017 (which includes dates of events), please click on the following link:  conf-and-comm-application-pack-2017


Holy CommunionSacrament of Holy Communion

The Christian faithful are to hold the Most Holy Eucharist in highest honour, taking an active part in the celebration of the most august sacrifice, receiving this sacrament most devoutly and frequently, and worshiping it with the highest adoration. In explaining the doctrine about this sacrament, pastors of souls are to teach the faithful diligently about this obligation. (Can. 898)

First Holy Communions are generally celebrated around the Feast of Corpus Christi (May/June). Parents of children in Primary 4 or above are invited to register an interest with the Parish Priest



MarriageSacrament of Marriage

The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life and which is ordered by its nature to the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring, has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament between the baptized.(Can. 1055 §1)

Contact a member of the Parish Clergyfor marriage enquiries and preparation. A copy of the Archdiocesan guidelines: Marriage in the Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh



ReconciliationSacrament of Reconciliation

In the sacrament of penance the faithful who confess their sins to a legitimate minister, are sorry for them, and intend to reform themselves obtain from God through the absolution imparted by the same minister forgiveness for the sins they have committed after baptism and, at the same, time are reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by sinning. (Can. 959)

Tuesday between 6.30pm & 6.50pm in Rosyth. Thursday between 6.30pm & 6.50pm in Dunfermline and between 4:15pm & 4:45pm on a Saturday in Inverkeithing or by appointment.

For children in Primary 3 or above who wish to be prepared, please speak to the Parish Priest



Sack of sickSacrament of the Sick

The anointing of the sick by which the Church commends to the suffering and glorified Lord the faithful who are dangerously sick so that He relieve and save them, is conferred by anointing with oil and using the words prescribed in the liturgical books. (Can.998)

If you or a loved one is seriously ill and wish to receive this sacrament, please contactthe Parish Priest




Sacrament of Holy Orderssacrament of holy orders

If you feel that you might have a vocation to the Priesthood or to the Diaconate, please speak to the Parish Priest or to the Archdiocesan Vocations Director – Fr Michael John Galbraith by email or at the website

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