Preparation for The Sacraments


If you or your partner are a Catholic and would like to have your child baptized here at Stella, please telephone our priest (and if necessary leave a message on the answering machine) or alternatively have a word with him after Mass.

First Confession & First Holy Communion

The preparation for the celebration of these sacraments is achieved in conjunction with our primary school, Sts. Mary & Thomas Aquinas. There are monthly preparation sessions in the parish, with books provided to work with parents at home. The children are expected to celebrate Mass with us each week during the preparation period, and families help with the Offertory Procession on rotation. If you would like your child to join our programme, an explanatory sheet and application form is available at the back of church in mid-June, to be returned by the end of the school summer term. The programme begins in early September and concludes the following July.


We join together with the other parishes in our deanery in preparing for the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation every other year. This means that the young people will be in year 9 or older. Information will be provided by the weekly parish newsletter, or is available via our priest who visits our secondary school, St. Thomas More, on a regular basis.


If you or your partner are a baptized Catholic and wish to celebrate your wedding here at Stella, please contact our priest directly. He will be delighted to help you, and will be able to guide you through the necessary preparation for the celebrations.

Are you wanting to become a Catholic?

If you are enquiring about becoming a Catholic, please have a word with our priest after one of our weekend Masses, or alternatively phone him on the parish number. He is more than happy to spend the time guiding you on your journey of faith.

Service Times


Holy Mass
Morning 11.00a.m.


Holy Mass
Morning 10:00a.m.
Evening 5.00p.m.


Holy Mass
9.15a.m. and 7.00p.m.


Holy Mass 9.15a.m.
except Friday 6.30p.m.


Available after daily Masses & Saturday 4:15 to 4:45

Reverend Father Jonathan G. Rose

St. Mary & St. Thomas Aquinas' Presbytery,
Stella Road,
NE21 4LR

(0191) 4142749