Here you will find, in alphabetical order, a list of the services provided in the parish.
The parish maintains a beautiful cemetery at Annakisha Church. The pavement, installed in 2016, makes a prayerful setting for a looped walk in the grounds of the Church.
Registrar: Patrick Cronin / Caretaker: Arek Wiekoviski
Click here for cemetery regulations.
In the sacrament of Baptism we become followers of Jesus and members of his Church. Baptism is celebrated by arrangement on Saturdays at 6.00pm or Sundays at 12.15pm. Attendance at a pre-baptismal meeting in the parish office is required. Contact the Parish Office for an information sheet on preparing your child for Baptism.
Communion for the First Time
The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion are celebrated at Saturday and Sunday Masses during May, following a programme of preparation that involves the child’s family, in both school and parish settings, over the preceding year. Contact the Parish Office for details.
Communion to the Housebound
Ministers of the Eucharist are available to bring Communion to the Sick and Housebound from Sunday Mass. Fr. Gerard makes Communion Calls on the first Friday of most months. Please contact the Parish Office to request a visit.
Confirmation completes the journey of initiation into full membership of the Church. This sacrament is preceded by a year-long course of preparation for children in Fifth and Sixth Class that also involves their parents.
Contact the Parish Office in the event of a bereavement: we will do all we can to assist your family in its time of loss, and to find hope in our shared Christian faith. Funeral Masses are celebrated at 11.00am on weekdays and at regular Mass times on Sunday. Funeral arrangements can be viewed on RIP.ie.
St. John Paul II Awards
St. John Paul II Awards The award is for full time students who commit to active involvement in their parish and community.
Applicants (fulltime students who completed their Junior Cycle) can enrol each September through the Parish Office. See: www.thepopejohnpauliiaward.com.
A parish library was founded in 2017 through the generosity of Jean Kilcullen. It is located in Killavullen Church and is made up of works on Theology (especially the theology of prayer); Psychology; Biography, Social Studies, Scripture and the Liturgy. Books may be borrowed for one month. A reading group meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7.30pm.
Reconciliation / Sacrament of Penance
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is celebrated at 6.30pm on Saturdays in Killavullen Church, or by request of a priest at any time. Communal Reconciliation Services are organised during Advent and Lent.
We invite all Catholic families in the parish to register its membership using the form which can be downloaded here – Membership Form.
Sacrament of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Sick (Anointing) is celebrated on request by contacting Fr. Gerard. There is an annual communal celebration of this sacrament on the Sunday afternoon closest to February 11 (Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes).
The custom of holding neighbourhood Station Masses dates back to the Penal Laws, when the construction of churches was not permitted to Catholics. The era of persecution may be over but neighbours still value the opportunity to meet around the Table of the Lord in a family setting. Our parish has eleven “Station Areas”. Station Masses are celebrated at Spring and Autumn.
Weddings / Sacrament of Marriage
At least three months’ notice of your Wedding is required. Please contact the Parish Office for an information sheet on planning a wedding in our parish and consult the website of Accord, the marriage care service of the Irish Church – Accord.