Sacraments and Services

The seven sacraments of the Church are signs and instruments of God’s grace.

Baptism joins us with Christ. Confirmation gives us his Spirit. The Eucharist unites us with him. Confession reconciles us with Christ. Through the Anointing of the Sick, Christ heals, strengthens and consoles. In the sacrament of Matrimony, Christ promises his love in our love and his fidelity in our fidelity. Through the sacrament of Holy Orders, priests have the privilege of forgiving sins and celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  (Youcat – Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist

The primary and indispensable religious educators of children are parents. They are helped by the parish, as and when invited. insider f to bIt is important, therefore, that parents take responsibility for the faith education of their children.

The application form for baptism contains a formal declaration by parents that they will do so. A parent or parents must fill out the form themselves in the sacristy (parish office).

Baptisms are celebrated on the first Saturday of the month at 3.30pm. You must provide at least three weeks’ notice. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with full details. The date for baptism is not confirmed until the application form has been completed and the parents have met with the priest.

The Do This In Memory programme aims to involve parents, parish leaders and the wider parish community in preparing children for First Eucharist.

The parish has also organised a Confirmation Programme for children preparing to receive this sacrament.

Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick

Christ’s love is shown in the fact that he seeks the lost and heals the sick. That is why he gave us the sacraments of healing and restoration, in which we are freed from sin and strengthened in our physical and spiritual weakness. See below for times for receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance or Confession).

Every First Friday of the month, the priests visit the housebound with Holy Communion. Lay Ministers of the Eucharist are also available to distribute Holy Communion to the sick on Sundays or in time of need. Many sick people also like to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. If you are unable to attend Mass due to illness or frailty and would like to receive the sacraments in your home, please contact the parish office or our parish priest.

Matrimony and Holy Orders

Three months’ notice is required for those intending to marry in the Catholic Church. A useful website is www.gettingmarried.ie. Anybody looking for letters of freedom, baptism or confirmation certificates for marriage elsewhere should contact the parish office by email, phone or mail. If you are living in the parish for the last six months or more, contact our parish priest to fill out a pre-nuptial enquiry form. He will help you with any questions you may have.

Sometimes people look for “Letters of Freedom” for parishes in which they have previously lived. If you have lived in many different parishes, another form (access here) is available which is simpler, covers all parishes, and is acceptable in the Dublin Archdiocese.

Our Organist/Choir Director John Egan can be contacted on 087-9871978.

If you are interested in finding out more about the path to priesthood in the Archdiocese of Dublin, please contact our Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Enda Cunningham. Tel: 8087561, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Website: Dublin Vocations

Church Services
 
Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 11.00am - 11.25am
      6.15pm -  6.45pm
    or anytime on request
 
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Saturday 12.00pm -  6.50pm
 
Holy Rosary Daily  9.40am pre-Mass
 

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Today’s Mass Readings
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How Far the Horizon
You want to travel?
You want to set foot on new lands, and walk along the world’s edge?
You want to live and to satisfy your thirst for more abundant life,
To fling wide the gates of your mind and be enriched by wisdom.
Travel where you wish to go, scale all the mountains and cross every ocean.
Remember this only:
The miles are ahead of you
The obstacles are within you.
Life is a voyage. Some people sit and watch, heedless of the heart’s urge and the spirit’s deepest need to launch out. Others drift here and there on the waves. They have chosen the safety of the shallows and turned their back on the promise of the deep. A sturdy few hammer their own craft together, cast off from the land and go. These know how to reach out and receive the gift of life.
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