Sacraments and Funerals
Celebrating 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. As families and community we come together to thank God and to experience his presence at these special times in our lives.
Here we provide all the details for the celebration of the sacraments in our parish.
To arrange a funeral ceremony please contact Fr. Pat Hennessy or the Parish Office.
Leighlinbridge Church: Saturdays at 6.00pm and Sundays at 12.00 noon by appointment.
Ballinabranna Church: Saturdays at 4.00pm by appointment.
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 in the Spring. A programme of preparation takes place throughout the year.
Eucharist and First Communion
First Communion ceremonies take place in the month of May. A programme of preparation takes place throughout the year.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) takes place:
Leighlinbridge Church: Each Saturday before the 7.30pm Mass of Vigil
Ballinabranna Church: Each Friday before the 7.30pm Mass
Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick
Each month Fr. Pat visits 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 or Eucharistic Minister, please feel free to contact the Parish Office, Tel: 059 972 2607.
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.