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Baptism ceremonies take place twice monthly on Saturdays at 12 noon with the exception for the month of December.  A Preparation Evening for parents is held on the Wednesday beforehand in the Iona Centre from 8.00 – 9.30 pm. For further information or if you wish to present your child for baptism, please contact the Parish Office:
Mon to Fri 9.30 am – 3.30 p.m at 01 494 1204.


May 12/19;   June 09/16;   July 14/21;   Aug 11/18

Sept 08/15;   Oct 13/20;   Nov  10/17;    Dec   08/15


Eucharist and First Communion

First Holy Communion will be celebrated this year. Details soon.

Communion Under Both Species
Those who wish to receive Communion under both Species are most welcome to do so. Please see the next item.

Instruction of The Congregation For Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacrament
(Redemptionis Sacramentum) On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist. Issued 25 March 2004 §104. “The communicant must not be permitted to instinct the Host himself in the Chalice, nor to receive the intincted Host in the hand”


All local schools have now celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation for 2013.

Reconciliation (Confession)

Saturday after 10am Mass, 6:45pm – 7:00pm and anytime on request.

Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick

If you or any member of your family is unable to come to Church due to sickness or old age, please contact the Parish Office (4941204) and arrangements can be made to bring Holy Communion to them.


In order to allow time for preparation and necessary paperwork to be completed, it is essential that you give the parish a minimum of three months notice of your intention to get married.

In order to book your wedding, it is necessary to complete a booking form, which can be obtained from and should be returned to the Parish Office. If your details change after your initial booking, please inform us, in case we need to contact you. If you no longer live at home, please give us your usual address and telephone number. You should also complete a form if you are getting married in another parish or Church, especially if you need a priest from the parish you are resident in to be present. In order to avoid any disappointment, please do not book any hotel reception until you have confirmed your preferred date with the parish.

Please note that it is also necessary to give a minimum of three months to the civil authorities.  Further information may also be found at www.groireland.ie.


The death of a relative or a friend is always a difficult time.  It is a time when we need the support of our loved ones and our neighbours as we mourn the loss of someone who is dear to us.  It is also a time when we may experience grief and anguish and some sense of being forsaken.

There are various elements in the funeral of a member of the Church. The first is the  vigil and this is often the first time family, friends and members of the parish community gather in remembrance of the deceased, for prayer and support. The vigil may be celebrated in the home  of the deceased, in the funeral home, or in the church.

The Funeral Undertakers are also very helpful. They can facilitate the family by recommending someone for the music and singing is if it is desired.

The Funeral Mass may be celebrated at any hour of the day.  The parish will make every effort to accommodate the needs of the bereaved.

Months Mind/Anniversaries

If a family wishes to have a Month’s Mind/Anniversary Mass celebrated they should contact one of the priests or the Parish Office.

House Blessing

If you would like to have your house blessed please contact one of the priests.


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