The seven sacraments – Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Marriage, Holy Orders, and the Anointing of the Sick – are the life of the Church.  Each sacrament is an outward sign of an inward grace. When we participate in them worthily, each provides us with graces with the life of God in our soul.  In worship, we give to God that which we owe Him; in the sacraments, He gives us the graces necessary to live a truly human life.

The first three sacraments – Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Communion – are called the sacraments of initiation, because the rest of our life as Christians depend on them.

The Sacrament of Baptism:
The sacrament of Baptism, the first of the three sacraments of initiation, is also the first of the seven sacraments in the Catholic Church.  It removes the guilt and effects of Original sin and incorporates the baptized into the Church, the Mystical Body of Christ on earth.

Please contact the parish office to make arrangements.

The Sacrament of Confirmation:
The Sacrament of Confirmation is the second of the three sacraments of initiation because, historically, it was administered after the Sacrament of Baptism. Confirmation perfects our baptism and brings us the graces of the Holy Spirit that were granted to the Apostles on Pentecost Sunday.

If you wish to enquire about being confirmed, contact the parish office.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

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While Catholics in the Western World today normally make their First  Communion before they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the reception of Christ’s Body and Blood, was historically the third of the three sacraments of initiation.  This sacrament is the source of great graces that sanctify us and help us grow in the likeness of Jesus Christ.

For those unable  to get to church for Mass, contact the parish office to receive the Eucharist at home.  The daily and Sunday Mass readings are also available on this website to read and reflect on..It is also possible for the housebound to listen to the Parish Mass on Sunday by radio.  Contact the Parish Office for details (Tel. (01) 4241000)    

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession)
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the least understood, and least utilized, sacraments in the Church.  In reconciling us to God, it is a great source of grace, and Catholics are encouraged to take advantage of it often, even it they are not aware of having committed mortal sin.

Saturdays: Parish Church after 9am Mass and before 6.30 Vigil Mass.

The Sacrament of Marriage
Marriage, a lifelong union between a man and a woman for procreation and mutual support, is a natural institution, but it is also one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.  It reflects the union of Jesus Christ and His Church.

Couples are asked to give at least six month’s notice of the date and time they intend to celebrate their wedding in the Church. For full details on preparing for marriage, please see the guidelines document. Preparing for Your Marriage

The Sacrament of Holy Orders
The Sacrament of Holy Orders is the continuation of Christ’s priesthood, which He bestowed on His Apostles. There are three levels to this sacrament; the episcopate (bishops), the priesthood, the diaconate (deacons). To enquire about ordination to the priesthood or diaconate, contact a priest in the parish, and/or for

Diocesan vocations: Fr John Gilligan, Director of Vocations Office, Archbishop’s House, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. tel. (01) 8574198, or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vocations to Augustinian Order: consult websites: and/or

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
Traditionally referred to as Extreme Unction or Last Rites, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is administered both to the dying and to those who are gravely ill or are about to undergo a serious operation, for the recovery of their health and for strength.

Please tell Parish Staff of those who are sick at home or in hospital.