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.
If you wish to arrange for your baby’s Baptism, please contact the Parish Office at least two weeks before your preferred/proposed date. You will need to complete an application form and include a copy of your child’s birth certificate.
In this diocese, church weddings can take place on any day other than Sundays and major feast days. Every couple marrying in the Catholic Church is required to give a minimum of three month’s notice to their priest in the Parish in which they reside, and complete a Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Form with the local priest of each party.
Eucharist and First Communion
The parents and children of Scoil Lorcain and Carysfort National School come together to help the children prepare for First Holy Communion using the Do this in Memory Programme at the early Sunday Mass.
The dates for the Do this in Memory preparation Masses occur throughout the year and will be announced separately.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) takes place:
Saturdays after daytime Mass and Evening Vigil.
Eve of Holy Days after daytime Mass and Eve of First Fridays after daytime Mass.
Confirmation is celebrated each year in our parish. The following Confirmation Ceremonies will be held in our Parish Church in the New Year for children in schools in the Parish and nearby:
- Carysfort National School: Friday 14th February 2020
- St Augustine’s School: Friday 14th February 2020
- Willow Park School: Saturday 7th March 2020
- Scoil Lorcain: Wednesday 25th March 2020
To arrange a funeral ceremony please contact the parish office Tel: +353 (0)1 288 2104 or contact any of the priests.
Anointing of the Sick
Every First Friday of the month, the priests 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 feel free to contact the Parish Secretary in the Parish Office, Tel: +353 (0)1 288 2104 to be included on the First Friday visits
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.