Sacraments and Services

The seven sacraments of the Church are signs and instruments of God’s grace.

Baptism joins us with Christ. Confirmation gives us his Spirit. The Eucharist unites us with him. Confession reconciles us with Christ. Through the Anointing of the Sick, Christ heals, strengthens and consoles. In the sacrament of Matrimony, Christ promises his love in our love and his fidelity in our fidelity. Through the sacrament of Holy Orders, priests have the privilege of forgiving sins and celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.  (Youcat – Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist

The primary and indispensable religious educators of children are parents. They are helped by the parish, as and when invited. insider f to bIt is important, therefore, that parents take responsibility for the faith education of their children.

The application form for baptism contains a formal declaration by parents that they will do so. A parent or parents must fill out the form themselves in the sacristy (parish office).

Baptisms are celebrated on the first Saturday of the month at 3.30pm. You must provide at least three weeks’ notice. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with full details. The date for baptism is not confirmed until the application form has been completed and the parents have met with the priest.

The Do This In Memory programme aims to involve parents, parish leaders and the wider parish community in preparing children for First Eucharist.

The parish has also organised a Confirmation Programme for children preparing to receive this sacrament.

Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick

Christ’s love is shown in the fact that he seeks the lost and heals the sick. That is why he gave us the sacraments of healing and restoration, in which we are freed from sin and strengthened in our physical and spiritual weakness. See below for times for receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as the Sacrament of Penance or Confession).

Every First Friday of the month, the priests visit the housebound with Holy Communion. Lay Ministers of the Eucharist are also available to distribute Holy Communion to the sick on Sundays or in time of need. Many sick people also like to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. If you are unable to attend Mass due to illness or frailty and would like to receive the sacraments in your home, please contact the parish office or our parish priest.

Matrimony and Holy Orders

Three months’ notice is required for those intending to marry in the Catholic Church. A useful website is www.gettingmarried.ie. Anybody looking for letters of freedom, baptism or confirmation certificates for marriage elsewhere should contact the parish office by email, phone or mail. If you are living in the parish for the last six months or more, contact our parish priest to fill out a pre-nuptial enquiry form. He will help you with any questions you may have.

Sometimes people look for “Letters of Freedom” for parishes in which they have previously lived. If you have lived in many different parishes, another form (access here) is available which is simpler, covers all parishes, and is acceptable in the Dublin Archdiocese.

Our Organist/Choir Director John Egan can be contacted on 087-9871978.

If you are interested in finding out more about the path to priesthood in the Archdiocese of Dublin, please contact our Diocesan Vocations Director, Fr Enda Cunningham. Tel: 8087561, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Website: Dublin Vocations

Church Services
 
Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 11.00am - 11.25am
      5.15pm -  5.45pm
    or anytime on request
 
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Saturday 12.00pm -  5.50pm
 
Holy Rosary Daily  9.40am pre-Mass
 

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Today’s Mass Readings
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The Trimmins on the Rosary
I can see that little mother still and hear her as she pleads,
"Now it's getting on to bed-time; all you childer get your beads".
Then we'd softly gather round her, and we'd speak in accents low,
And pray like Sainted Dominic so many years ago.
And the little Irish mother's face was radiant, for she knew
That "where two or three are gathered" He is gathered with them too.
O'er the paters and the aves how her reverent head would bend,
How she'd kiss the cross devoutly when she counted to the end.
Gentle was that little mother, and her wit would sparkle free,
But she'd murder him who looked around while at the Rosary.
And if perchance you lost your beads, disaster waited you,
For the only one she'd pardon was "himself" because she knew
He was hopeless, and 'twas sinful what excuses he'd invent,
So she let him have his fingers and he cracked them as he went.
And bedad he wasn't certain if he'd counted five or ten,
Yet he'd face the crisis bravely and would start around again.
But she tallied all the decades and she'd block him on the spot,
With a "Glory, Daddah, Glory" and he'd "Glory" like a shot...
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Extract from 'The Trimmins on the Rosary' by John O'Brien
 
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