Celebrating the sacraments is at the core of our parish life. Our big moments in life are marked in a solemn way from womb to tomb.
On this page we will provide all the details for the celebration of the sacraments and there is a link to more information on each sacrament.
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.
The sacrament of Reconciliation is available by appointment.
Eucharist – Sunday Mass
From the beginning Christians have held Sunday as our Holy Day, and Eucharist as our central prayer. Gather together – Listen to the Word of God – Break bread together – Go out and live as Jesus disciples.
Please click here for Mass times in our Parish.
Eucharist – First Holy 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.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated with Bishop Fintan Monahan.
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.
Sacrament of the sick / Housebound
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.
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.