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
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.
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.