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.
To make arrangements for a baptism in our parish call into the Parish Office or call the office 057 862 1142 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
We celebrate baptism in the Parish Church every weekend, generally on the first Sunday of each month (at 1.15pm) and on every Saturday (11.30am). Full list of dates available on Baptism page and in the Parish Centre.
A member of the Baptismal Team will arrange an appointment with you to help prepare for the ceremony.
The names of those welcomed recently into our Christian Community through baptism are listed on the Welcome page of our website.
First Holy Communion
Sat., 4th May 2019
11am Parish Church: Gaelscoil
1pm Parish Church: St. Francis and other schools
Sat., 11th May 2019
11am Parish Church: Holy Family gr. A
1pm Parish Church: Holy Family gr. B
Sat., 18th May 2019
11am Heath Church: Heath N.S.
11am Ratheniska Church: Ratheniska N.S.
Sat., 25th May 2019
11am Parish Church: Scoil Bhríde gr. A
1pm Parish Church: Scoil Bhríde gr. B
Mon. 11th March 2019 7pm Parish Church: Holy Family Junior School
Tue. 12th March 2019 7pm Parish Church: Scoil Bhríde
Wed. 13th March 2019 7pm Heath & Ratheniska Churches: Heath N.S. & Ratheniska N.S.
Thur. 14th March 2019 7pm Parish Church: Gaelscoil, St. Francis and other schools
Tue., 18th September 2018 7pm Parish Church: Meeting with Parents
Sun., 7th October 2018 Parish Church (11.15am), Heath (9.30am) & Ratheniska (10am) Churches: Enrolment Mass
Sun., 2nd December 2018 Parish Church (11.15am), Heath (9.30am) & Ratheniska (10am) Churches: Advent Mass
Mon., 24th December 2018 4pm Parish Church: Christmas Mass
Sun., 27th January 2019 11.15am Parish Church: Catholic Schools Week
Friday, 8th March 2019
3pm Parish Church: Scoil Bhríde & Gaelscoil
Saturday, 9th March 2019
11am Parish Church: Holy Family Senior School
2pm Parish Church: Heath NS, Ratheniska NS, St. Francis and other schools
Tue., 18th September 2018 8pm Parish Church: Meeting with Parents/Guardians
Sat., 29th September 2018 6.30pm Parish Church: Enrolment Mass
Sat., 13th October 2018 6.30pm Parish Church: Mission and Our Lady Mass
Sat., 10th November 2018 6.30pm Parish Church: Remembering our Dead Mass
Sat., 1th December 2018 6.30pm Parish Church: Advent Mass
Mon., 24th December 2018 6.30pm Parish Church: Christmas Mass
Sat., 2nd February 2019 6.30pm Parish Church: Ceremony of Light
In this diocese, church weddings can take place on any day other than Sundays and major feast days. See below the dates that are not available for church weddings in this year.
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 Kildare and Leighlin Diocesan website also has useful information about Vocations in our diocese.
Anointing of the sick
The priests of the parish attend to our sick in hospitals and at home. Many like to receive the sacrament of the sick and are strengthened and affirmed. If you would like to receive the sacrament of the sick or know someone who would please contact any of the priests or the parish office 057 862 1142.