St. Michael’s Church, Portarlington

St.-Michael’s-Church,--Portarlington-

Saturday Vigil: 6.15pm
Sunday: 9:00am, 12:15pm
Monday to Friday: 10.00am
Holy Days: 10.00am & 7.30pm

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St. Paul’s Church, Emo

St.-Paul’s-Church,-Emo

Saturday Vigil:- 7.30p.m.
Sunday:- 11.00a.m.
First Friday: 9.30am
Holy Days: 7.30pm

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St. John’s Church, Killenard

St.-John’s-Church,-Killenard

Sunday: 10:30am
First Fridays: 7.30pm

Holy Day: 10.30am

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Church of the Sacred Heart, Rath

Church-of-the-Sacred--Heart,--Ballybrittas

Sunday:- 9.00am
Eve of First Friday (Thursday):- 7.30pm
Holy Days: 9.00am

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Sacraments and Funerals

Celebrating the sacraments is at the core of our parish life. Through the sacraments we celebrate our life in Christ.  In the sacraments we are strengthened by the presence of Christ.  The sacraments invite us to ”become what we receive” and to witneses to Christ in our everyday lives.

Here we provide all the details for the celebration of the sacraments in our parish.

Funeral Arrangements

To arrange a funeral ceremony please contact  one of the priests.

Baptism Arrangements

Portarlington Church: Every Saturday at 12.30pm & Sunday after 12.15p.m Mass
Killenard Church: The Second Sunday of each month after 10.30am mass

Emo Church: The first Sunday of each month after 11.00 a.m Mass
Rath Church: The third Saturday of each month at 4pm.

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Marriage Arrangements

Congratulations on your decision to get married.  For details on all aspects of your Church marriage arrangements and preparation please click on the link below.

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Confirmation 2012

Confirmation ceremonies take place from March until May. A programme of preparation takes place throughout the year. For dates and details please click below.

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Eucharist and First Communion

First Communion ceremonies take place in the month of May. A programme of preparation takes place throughout the year. For dates and details please click below.

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Reconciliation (Confession)

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) takes place:

Portarlington Church:-  Every Saturday at 12.00 noon.
Killenard Church:- First Friday at 7.00pm
Emo Church: Before Mass on the first Friday
Rath Church:- Before Mass on the First Thursday

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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 Office, Tel: 057 864 3004,  or any of the priests, to be included on the First Friday visits.

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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.

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