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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

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

More information about First Communion programme.

First Penance

Mon. 11th March 2019        6.30pm   Parish Church: Holy Family Junior School

Tue. 12th March 2019        6.30pm   Parish Church: Scoil Bhríde

Wed. 13th March 2019        6.30pm   Heath & Ratheniska Churches: Heath N.S. & Ratheniska N.S.

Thur. 14th March 2019        6.30pm   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., 1st December 2018        6.30pm    Parish Church: Advent Mass

Mon., 24th December 2018  6.30pm   Parish Church: Christmas Mass

Sat., 28th February 2019        7.30pm    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.

More information about dates available

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 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.


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