Deferral of Sacraments of Initiation in accordance with HSE guidance

Published on July 9, 2021

Baptism

We are very aware of the distress, disappointment and even anger that has been caused by the latest postponement of the celebration of the sacraments. While we await further guidance from diocesan and civic authorities we are sadly postponing baptisms on a rolling week by week basis, in the hope that we can return to celebrating with you as soon as possible. Those who have requested the Sacrament of Baptism for their child will be contacted by the parish to keep them informed of what is happening. We thank you for your patience and understanding that this is beyond our control.

Celebration of Confirmation and Holy Communion

We have recently contacted all parents/guardians in relation to the deferment of the celebration of the sacraments of Penance, Holy Communion for the first time and Confirmation. We sincerely hope to be able to celebrate these sacraments as soon as circumstances allow and is practicable. Please pray for the candidates for these sacraments and for their families at this very difficult and uncertain time