- Catholic basics
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- How to get to Blackfen
- Parish groups
- Catholic teaching and resources
- The Sacred Liturgy
- Anointing and care of the sick
- Becoming a Catholic
- Funerals and the Holy Souls
- The Holy Eucharist
- Site Map
These resources have all been used in my own parish. I hope they are of help to other parish priests and catechists. I will try to add other files that I have found helpful in my own ministry.
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- Confirmation Worksheets
- Confession Leaflets
- School Mass Leaflets
- Various other leaflets
- Texts of Catholic prayers
- Altar Cards
- Traditional Latin Mass – notes for lay people
We use these worksheets in Blackfen for preparing young people in Year 8
(12-13 years of age). They will probably also be useful to those who are older.
If you’re a priest or catechist trying to prepare young people for Confirmation,
I hope they are of help to you. You may also find the Saints page
Worksheet 1 “What is Confirmation”
Worksheet 2 “The Sacrament of Penance”
Worksheet 3 “The Holy Eucharist”
Worksheet 4 “Baptised into the Church”
Worksheet 5 “The Holy Spirit”
Worksheet 6 “The Mass of Confirmation”
All six worksheets in a compressed folder (.zip file 628Kb)
I put a supply of these leaflets outside the confessional so that people can use them
and take them home with them. I usually print them on coloured pre-printed leaflet blanks.
I use the children’s leaflet for confessions in the Junior School and for children
making their first confession. I use the “teenagers” leaflet for my Faith Youth Group
and for the Confirmation Class.
Confession leaflet for children
- A5 leaflet suitable for children aged 7-10.
Confession leaflet for teenagers
- A4 tri-fold leaflet suitable for young people 11-16.
Confession leaflet for adults – A4 tri-fold
leaflet for adults.
School Mass Leaflets
Often, teachers are short of time when preparing for school Masses. These leaflets
are all suitable for children and the “themes” are designed to bring our Catholic
faith alive for children. The scripture texts have been simplified for children by
referring directly to the original texts, not by simplifying an existing
I hope that these will be of use to teachers and school chaplains. They have all
been used in my junior school and I will post more as they are produced.
All of these leaflets are pdf files and will print out an A5 leaflet that can
be copied for the class.
- Mass during Lent
- In honour of the children of Fatima, Blessed
Francisco and Blessed Jacinta
- Votive of the Holy Cross
- In honour of Our Lady of the Rosary
- In honour of St Joseph the Worker
- Votive of Christ the King
- In honour of the Guardian Angels (Family House Mass)
Various other leaflets
A selection of other leaflets that I use in my parish.
Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction
Service of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction with
some popular prayers. A5 leaflet.
Prayer for engaged couples
A4 sheet with 4 copies of a prayer for engaged couples.
Service at a Crematorium
A5 leaflet. Suitable for priests or deacons conducting a Liturgy of
the Word at the Crematorium. Uses texts from the Order of Christian
Funerals and traditional sources. For private use only.
A4 sheet with the Angelus arranged so that it can be cut into 4 A6
copies to give out.
Miraculous Medal Novena
Novena in honour of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. Arranged on A4
so that each sheet can be cut to give two small leaflets.
You often need the texts of various prayers when doing up leaflets and handouts. Here is a
Rich Text Format file with the texts of many basic Catholic prayers so you can cut
and paste them. (“rtf” files open in most Word Processors, including all versions
of MS Word, WordPerfect etc.)
A set of Altar Cards for the Classical Roman Rite of Mass. The pdf will print out
on two sides of A4 paper. The second should be guillotined in half and then the
three cards can be laminated. This may be useful for priests who are travelling
and wish to pack some altar cards with them.
Traditional Latin Mass – notes for lay people
Every Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am and occasionally at other times, we have Mass in the
parish in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, the older use, often known
simply as the Traditional Latin Mass. These are some brief notes to help lay
people who are unfamiliar with this form of the Mass.
You may use these files for pastoral materials to be given away free of charge.
You may not use these files for any commercial purpose.
I offer no warranty for the use of these files on your computer.
While I can see no harm that they could do, you use them at your own risk and
I do not accept any liability for any loss or damage howsoever caused.