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., 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
Saturday 25th March 2017 11am – 1pm for all schools
Confirmation Day – Sat., 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.
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.