Holy Mass and Other Services

Sunday Mass Times

Every Sunday we celebrate the Eucharist, Our Lord Jesus Christ’s own sacrifice on Calvary for the salvation of the World and the forgiveness of sins:


In Mildenhall at Saint John’s at 9.00am.  This is a sung Mass. 


In Brandon at Saint Thomas’ at 11.00am.  This is also a sung Mass.


Also in Brandon at 9.00am there is Holy Mass in Polish.

Masses during the week:

Usually we celebrate Mass during the week 

on Wednesday at Saint Thomas’, Brandon, at 9.30am, and

on Thursday at Saint John’s, Mildenhall, at 9.30am.


There is no Mass scheduled for the other weekdays due to other parish commitments.


You are very welcome to come to any of these celebrations and we encourage you, even if not a Roman Catholic, to attend and join us in prayer.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions

Confession are now held at regular slots on Sunday before Mass at Mildenhall and after Mass at Brandon. If this is inconvenient for you please contact me to arrange an appointment – I will come to your house if that is easier for you or you can come to me! 


Mildenhall: From 8:30 – 8:55 

- Confessions are held in the confessional in the right- hand corner of our church.


Brandon: 12:10 

- After Mass I will great people as they leave at the door of the church, if you require confession sit and que in the front rows by the sacristy and confessional (at the front of our Church on the left-hand side.) I will return to the sacristy at 12:10 to begin hearing confessions.   If no one is queuing and you would like confession, please come and find me and ask! 

Sacraments of Initiation

Baptism

Through Baptism we enter the mystery of God’s life. Please contact us about having your child baptised.

Communion

For first Communion and Reconciliation we normally have a parish preparation course to lead your child deeper into the life of the Church.  Please ask for details.  This normally takes place in school year 3 or above.

Confirmation

Confirmation, the completion of our initiation, lets us, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, witness to Christ in our lives. Normally in school year 10 or above we have a course of preparation. Again, just ask for details.

If you are an adult and are seeking to be initiated in to the life of Christ, then we will arrange a preparation course to help and instruct you.

Also, if you are an adult and missed your first communion or Confirmation, then please speak to us and we shall help you in this matter.

Sometimes people of other denominations desire to become Christians within the Roman Catholic Church.  We can help guide you and lead you on this path to your reception within the Church.

Growing A Faith

Baptism

 Baptism opens the door to the Faith and to the Church’s community perhaps the most important event in a Christian’s life. The next ‘key stage’ in developing one’s faith is, of course, First Communion. 

But what happens between these two sacraments? 

In these early years, a baby, growing into infancy, will be learning rules, routines and how to do things for themselves. Part of this complex programme should be learning about and learning to be a follower of Christ. 

So regular attendance at mass and regular explanation of what is happening become a central part of the child’s life. 

It is of equal importance that the child’s learning occurs at home as well. Here are some ways this can be done: 

  • Use baptism photos/videos, candle (and gown if used) to talk through what happened on the day and who was there; 
  • Create a card with the scripture used at the baptism on it and date. Display the card each anniversary; 
  • Explain what their Baptism name means, why it was chosen and the names of the child’s parents and what they mean; 
  • Keep the child in touch with their god-parents regularly. If possible invite the god-parents to join you at mass on the baptism’s anniversary; 
  • As the child learns to read, use simple books on Christian faith as primers; 
  • Learning to pray can also be accompanied by using colouring books. That are readily available in shops and online. 

The Other Sacraments

Marriage

Marriage is a wonderful sign of the fidelity and Love of God as well as the blessings of Our Lord on the union of the joyous couple.  Please contact us in the first instance, allow at least six months to arrange your marriage within the Church.

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is a wonderful way to allow Jesus to come and heal and sooth our illnesses through his presence.  If you or perhaps a relative or friend would like to receive this sacrament, just ask.  You may also like to consider receiving this sacrament if you are troubled, about to undergo serious surgery, or even a minor operation.

Ordination

Ordination into the Hierarchy of the Priesthood is a wonderful way in which men are called to serve God and his people.  It is a duty of all Christians to pray for vocations and if you feel you are being called do come to discuss it with Father Luke.   See also the Diocesan Website for details about the Vocations Team.

Other Services

Home Communion at Home

If you are sick, housebound or infirm and unable to come to Church on Sunday, then we are able to bring you the comfort and support of Holy Communion in your home.  Don’t hesitate to ask.

Sick Visits

If you are unwell or know someone who is unwell and would like Fr Luke to visit please do contact him, either by phone or email. If you do not let anyone know then it hard to visit you. Please do not assume that Fr Luke knows that someone is sick or wants a visit. 

Funerals

When a loved one dies it is our duty to honour their body and memory.  We do all we can in our parish to ensure that your funeral service is a dignified, prayerful,  and precious occasion.

As a parish we also undertake Pilgrimages to holy places, courses of prayer or study in Lent and Advent and from time to time parish retreats to help deepen our spiritual lives.

There are many members of our Parish who have attended Cursillo courses and this movement of spiritual renewal and sacramental life has proven to have a great effect within the lives of many.  You may want to use our Links page to find a website on this.