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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., 6th May 2017   

11am          Parish Church: Holy Family School Gr. A

1pm          Parish Church: Holy Family School Gr. B

11am          Heath Church: Heath NS

Sat., 13th May 2017    

11am         Parish Church: Scoil Bhríde, St. Francis School

1pm          Parish Church: Gaelscoil

11am         Ratheniska Church: Ratheniska NS

Sat., 20th May 2017       

11am       Parish Church: Educate Together & other schools

More information about First Communion programme.


First Penance

Saturday 25th March 2017           11am – 1pm for all schools



Confirmation DaySat., 11th March 2017

11.30am -  Scoil Bhríde, Heath NS, Ratheniska NS, St. Francis & other schools

2.30pm – Holy Family School, Gaelscoil



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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