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.
To arrange a funeral ceremony please contact one of the priests.
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.
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.
Confirmation ceremonies take place from March until May. A programme of preparation takes place throughout the year. For dates and details please click below.
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.
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
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.
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.