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.
Baptism is celebrated in our parish at the following times:
In this diocese, church weddings can take place on any day other than Sundays and major feast days..
Eucharist and First Communion
First Communion ceremonies take place in the month of May. A programme of preparation takes place throughout the year.
- Staplestown NS – Sunday 15th May 2022 at 11.15am – St Benignus, Staplestown
- Timahoe NS – Sunday 22nd May 2022 at 12.00noon – Christ the King Church, Cooleragh
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) takes place:
Confirmation is celebrated each year in our parish. The dates for confirmation in 2023 will be announced by Christmas.
To arrange a funeral ceremony please contact the parish office Tel: +353 (0)45 860 281 or contact any of the priests.
Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick
Every First Friday of the month, the priests visit the housebound with Holy Communion. If you are unable to attend Mass due to illness or frailty and would like to be visited by a priest on the First Friday, please feel free to contact the Parish Secretary in the Parish Office, Tel: +353 (0)45 860 281 to be included on the First Friday visits
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 Diocesan website may also have useful information about Vocations in our diocese.