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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 [email protected].

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., 2nd May 2020   

11.30am          Parish Church: Gaelscoil

2.30pm          Parish Church: St. Francis and other schools

Sat., 9th May 2020    

11.30am         Parish Church: Holy Family Junior School gr. A

2.30pm         Parish Church: Holy Family Junior School gr. B

Sat., 16th May 2020       

11.30am       Parish Church: Scoil Bhríde gr. A

2.30pm        Parish Church: Scoil Bhríde gr. B

Sat., 23rd May 2020 

11am       Heath Church: The Heath NS

11am        Ratheniska Church: Ratheniska NS

More information about First Communion programme.

First Penance

Saturday, 14th March 2020       11am   Parish Church: Scoil Bhríde, The Heath NS

Saturday, 14th March 2020       12noon   Ratheniska Church: Ratheniska NS

Saturday, 21st March 2020        11am   Parish Church: Holy Family Junior School

Saturday, 28th March 2020       11am   Parish Church: Gaelscoil, St. Francis and other schools


Thursday, 26th September 2019   7pm  Parish Church: Meeting with Parents/ Guardians.



Friday, 28th February 2020

3pm                      Parish Church: Holy Family Senior School

Saturday, 29th February 2020

11.30am                Parish Church: The Heath NS, Ratheniska NS, St. Francis and other schools

2.30pm                 Parish Church: Gaelscoil & Scoil Bhríde


Thursday, 26th September 2019    8pm         Parish Church: Meeting with Parents/Guardians.



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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