Sacraments

Here is some basic information about arranging to receive Sacraments in this parish.
For more information about each particular Sacrament – click on the links on your right, please.

Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism for infants is normally celebrated after 12:00 Sunday Mass, or by arrangement on Saturday, in this parish. Please contact our parish priest at least one month before your planned date of the Baptism to arrange preparation and to book the date of the Baptism. You can collect a simple booklet about Baptism preparation at that time. Click on the word ‘Baptism’ in the right hand panel here for more information now.

Eucharist and First Communion

First Holy Communions takes place in May each year.  As part of our preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion, we run in tandem, a parish based programme, ‘Do this in Memory’. This programme is a continuous programme, connecting the classroom with the home and the parish.

As part of the programme, there is an -

* Information Night, (where we meet the parents),
* An Enrolment Ceremony for you and your child, and there are four Sundays set aside where you and your child will have some participation in the Sunday Mass.

It is also hoped that you and your child will frequent Mass regularly, as your child prepares for this special day.

Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated with Bishop Kieran O’Reilly on Saturday, 2nd March 2013.

Reconciliation (Confession)

The sacrament of Reconciliation is available by appointment.

Funerals

A funeral is a difficult time, and the faith community wishes to support all the bereaved with our presence, and our prayers. All funerals are arranged with the

priest of the parish.  Resources to help you to prepare for a funeral liturgy are available from the parish office and also at www.killaloediocese.ie/resources/funerals.html

 

Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick

Many sick people also like to receive the sacrament of the sick and are strengthened and affirmed. If you are unable to attend Mass due to illness or frailty and would like to receive the sacraments in your home, please contact our parish priest, who also visits the housebound on the First Friday of the month.

Marriage

In order to allow time for preparation and necessary paperwork to be completed, it is absolutely essential that you give the parish a minimum of three months notice of your intention to get married. For your own comfort, we recommend that you contact us well in advance of this deadline.

If you are not from this parish, have a friend or relative who is a priest or deacon whom you would like to officiate: let us know at the time of booking your wedding. They may need to obtain the appropriate authorisation from relevant Church and Civil authorities if they are not normally resident in the Diocese of Killaloe.

Sacraments