Celebrating the Sacraments is at the core of life in our parishes. Great milestones on our life’s journey are marked by rituals of encounter with the living Christ in our faith communities.
Here we provide all the details for the celebration of the Sacraments in our parishes.
Baptism is regularly celebrated in our parishes throughout the year. Please get in touch to confirm dates and times.
In this diocese, church weddings can take place on any day other than Sundays and major feast days..
Eucharist and First Communion
First Communion ceremonies take place in the month of May. A programme of preparation takes place throughout the year.
For dates and details please click below.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) takes place:
Confirmation is celebrated each year in our parishes. The dates for confirmation in 20xx will be announced by Christmas.
We are very anxious to offer as much support as we can to families who are dealing with the death of a loved one. We would be very grateful to be informed at the time of a death so that we may make contact with families to offer whatever help we can give.
Normally the Funeral Director liaises between the family and the parish with regard to dates and times.
In our parishes we always like to meet the family at an appropriate time to prepare the Funeral Mass.
Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick
Every First Friday of the month, or by arrangement, we visit the housebound with Holy Communion. If you are unable to attend Mass due to illness or frailty and would like to be visited by a priest on the First Friday, please contact Maura in the Parish Office, Tel: 051-357730 or Fr. Pat on 086-8224607. We are always happy to celebrate the Anointing of the Sick with those who request it.
In the event of serious or terminal illness, we would be very happy to offer the comfort and consolation of our faith to those who may be close to death. This can include the Sacrament of Anointing, Holy Communion and appropriate prayers and readings.
The ongoing life of the church depends on vocations to the priesthood. Our diocese has a director of vocations and we’d be delighted to make an introduction for any interested candidates. Talk to any of the priests to get more information. The Diocesan website may also have useful information about Vocations in our diocese.