Sacraments and Funerals

Candle - EasterCelebrating the sacraments is at the core of our parish life. From a baby’s baptism to our loved one’s funeral, all our big moments in life are marked in a solemn, joyful and dignified way.

Here we provide all the details for the celebration of the sacraments in our parish.

Funeral Arrangements

To arrange a funeral ceremony please contact the Parish Office or one of the priests.

Baptism Arrangements

Baptisms are celebrated in the Cathedral on the first and third Sundays of every month, following the 12.30p.m. Mass.

Preparation:
Parents are required to meet with a member of the Baptism Team prior to the Baptism of their child. It is very important that parents attend this meeting as it will help to inform parents about the sacrament and give them an opportunity to ask questions.

Read more about dates and the Sacrament of Baptism

Marriage Arrangements

Weddings in the Cathedral should be booked through the Cathedral Parish Centre. A minimum of three months notice should be given.

Read more about arrangements and the Sacrament of Marriage

Confirmation

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May 2014

Read more about the Sacrament of Confirmation

Eucharist and First Communion

Bishop Foley School:- Date to be confirmed
Scoil Mhuire gan Smal:- Date to be confirmed

Read more about the Sacrament of Eucharist

Reconciliation (Confession)

Confession times in the Cathedral are Saturdays: 10:30am -11:15am.

Read more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick

The sick and housebound of the parish are attended by the priests in their homes in the second week of every month. 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 the sick and are strengthened and affirmed. If you would like to receive the eucharist or the sacrament of the sick or know someone who would please contact the Parish Office Tel:- 059 91 64087.

Read more about the Sacrament of the Sick

Holy Orders – Ministry of the Priest

If you have an interest in finding out more about the path to priesthood or the permanent diaconate in this diocese, you are very welcome to contact our Diocesan Vocations Director. Click below for details.

Read more about the Sacrament of Holy Orders

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