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.

Baptism Arrangements

Baptisms are held on the following days:
Ss. Mary and Laurence Church: Last Sunday of the month after 12 noon mass.
St. Ita’s: First Sunday of the month, 12.45pm.
Please call the Parish Office at 059 8623 154.

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Marriage Arrangements

To arrange a marriage please contact the Parish Office 059 8623 154. If over eighteen, 3 months notice required, if under eighteen, 6 months notice required.

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Eucharist and First Communion

First Communion ceremonies take place in the month of May. A programme of preparation takes place throughout the year.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Eucharist

Reconciliation (Confession)

The Sacrament of Penance is also known as the ‘Sacrament of Reconciliation’ or traditionally called ‘Confession’.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) takes place:
SS. Mary and Laurence: Before Saturday evening mass.

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Confirmation is celebrated each year in our parish. The dates for confirmation in 2020 will be announced in our newsletter.

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If you have been recently bereaved, please accept our sympathies at this sad time. Our aim at this stage is to make the next steps as easy as possible for you and your family. To arrange a funeral ceremony please contact the parish office Tel: 059 8623 154 or contact any of the priests.

Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick

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, please feel free to contact the Parish Secretary in the Parish Office, Tel: 059 8623 154.

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Holy Orders

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.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Holy Orders