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.
Here we will provide all the details for the celebration of the sacraments in our parish.
Baptism is celebrated in our parish on the Fourth Sunday of the Month at 12noon. To have your child Baptised you need to give at least two weeks notice. Please contact the Parish Office. A member of the Baptism team will then contact you to prepare for the celebration of the Sacrament.
The Eucharist is celebrated daily and on the first day of the week or the Lords day- Sunday. The Eucharist is brought to the sick and elderly in their homes on First Friday’s & to those in our care facilities on Sunday. Outside the celebration of Mass there is an opportunity for adoration and quiet prayer in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel as indicated above.
Children in second class in our local primary schools are invited to enrol for First Communion in September. A parish based programme of preparation compliments the preparation undertaken in our Catholic Schools
Along with communal penitential services with individual confession celebrated during the Liturgical seasons the Sacrament is also celebrated regularly at other times as indicated previously.
Confirmation is celebrated each year in the Cathedral. Children in sixth class in our local primary schools are invited to enrol for Confirmation and then take part in a Parish based Programme of preparation. For further details contact Sr. Maria.
Those intending to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage in St. Mary’s Cathedral are required to give at least three months notice of their intention to marry & book the Cathedral for their wedding. This also applies to those from outside the Parish who wish to utilise the Cathedral and it’s services for their wedding. To discuss your requirments please contact the Parish Office where full details on how to proceed will be provided.
The most recent Ordination to Priesthood for the Diocese of Ossory was celebrated in the Cathedral and took place in 2015. Those considering a vocation to priesthood in the diocese of Ossory should contact the Vocations Director of the Diocese, Fr Kieran O’Shea who is resident at the Cathedral.
Sacrament of the Sick – Housebound
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is celebrated in the homes of the sick and in care facilities at different times during the year and on request. Communal celebrations occur at appropriate intervals such as on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, World Day of the Sick. Those who wish to receive the Sacrament or their family members should contact the Parish Office at any time on (056) 772 1253.