Sacraments and Funerals

Eucharist stained glass windowCelebrating 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 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 Fr. Ger Ahern PP.

See Bishop Denis Nulty’s Pastoral Letter  ‘When a Loved One Dies.’

Baptism Arrangements

Baptism takes place in St Joseph’s Church, Baltinglass normally on the 1st Sunday of every month at 11.45am.  In the event of a  change of date this will be posted on the Parish Newsletter. Please contact the Parish Office for confirmation

In St Mary’s Church, Stratford and St Oliver Plunkett’s Church, Grangecon the times vary, so please contact the Parish Office for confirmation. The  Parish ‘Baptism Team’ will assist you.

Read more about dates, preparation and the Sacrament of Baptism

Marriage Arrangements

Weddings should be booked through the Parish Office or one of the priests. A minimum of three months notice should be given.

Read more about arrangements and the Sacrament of Marriage

The Sacrament of Confirmation takes place annually for the 6th Class School pupils of the Primary schools  of  the Parish.The date for the Sacrament of Confirmation is set annually.

The Sacraments of First Penance and First Communion takes place annually for the  2nd class pupils  of the Primary schools  of  the Parish. The dates for these Sacraments are set annually. First Communion is usually in  the month of May each year with First Penance taking place some weeks previously.

Reconciliation (Confession)

Sacrament of Roconciliation (Confession) takes place every Saturday after the 6p.m. Mass in St. Joseph’s Church.

Read more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick

The sick and housebound are visited by the priests and Eucharistic Ministers in their homes.  If you would like to receive the sacraments in your home, please let us know.

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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