Baptisms are normally conducted in the parish church on a Sunday afternoon. They may also take place at the 11.30am Sunday Mass.
Baptism is an occasion for thanking God for the gift of your beautiful child and for gathering family and friends together to celebrate the new addition to the family.
Through Baptism you dedicate your child to the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and you promise to bring them to know and love God in return by living good Christian lives.
God parents support the parents in these aims.
At least one of the Godparents must be an adult who is a practicing Roman Catholic and the other(s) Christian in faith or outlook. Please click Pdf icon below to download a Baptism request form.
First Communion & Confirmation
In our diocese the children are prepared to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and First Holy Communion at primary 4 level. The information below will explain how that preparation is done.The Children celebrate the Sacraments of Reconciliation when they are of Primary 3 age and the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist normally when they are in Primary 4 at school.
Here at St Teresa's the children prepare for the Sacraments here in the parish. This is led by our parish catechists.
We ask parishioners to register their child to prepare for and receive the Sacraments here in the parish regardless of which primary school they attend. Sacraments are celebrated by your parish not your school, although our Catholic schools do a great job to supplement their religious and moral education.
The children also participate in the 11.30am Mass each Sunday during this preparation time so parents should plan to participate then.
For more information please have a chat with Father.
To enrol for the Sacramental Preparation of your child please complete and return a Registration Form at the back of church or download it from here (Please click on Pdf icon below to download).
At least six months notice is normally required. Wedding ceremonies can take place here in St Teresa’s Church.
They may also take place in St Joseph’s College Memorial Chapel or at The Crichton Chapel (service only).
Please note both these Chapels need to be booked through their appropriate authorities.
Couples are advised that they must also contact the local Registrar at least 28 days before the intended marriage to arrange the Marriage schedule. The Dumfries office details are as follows: Dumfries Registration Office, Buccluech Street, Dumfries. DG1 2AD. Tel: 01387 245906 or 245908. Email:
The offices are open Monday to Friday: 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. Please note appointments are necessary before a Regisration can be organised.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Growing In Faith sessions are run throughout the year.
They take place in the Baptistry Room inside the church as advertised in the parish bulletin.
All are welcome.
If you are an adult (aged 14+) and you have been thinking about becoming a Catholic or interested in finding a little bit more about the Catholic faith then you are invited to register to take part in the “Growing in Faith” sessions as a member of the RCIA group.
To enquire about joining the Catholic Church as an adult please register for the RCIA course by completing the Registration Form and returning it to Father (Please click on Pdf icon below to download).