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.

On this page we will provide all the details for the celebration of the sacraments and there is a link to more information on each sacrament.

Baptism Arrangements

Baptism is celebrated in our parish at the following times:

St. Anne’s Church, Ballylinan (First Sunday of each month at 12.30pm)

St. Abban’s Church, Killeen (Third Saturday of each month at 12 noon)

Sacred Heart Church, Arles (Third Saturday of each month at 1pm)

» Read more about the Sacrament of Baptism

Marriage Arrangements

In this diocese, church weddings can take place on any day other than Sundays and major feast days..

» Read more about the Sacrament of Marriage

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.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Eucharist

Reconciliation (Confession)

» Read more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation


Confirmation is celebrated each year in our parish. The dates for confirmation in 2021 will be announced by Christmas.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Confirmation


To arrange a funeral ceremony please contact the parish office Tel: +353 59 862 5456 or contact any of the priests.

» Read more about arranging a Funeral Mass

Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick

Every First Friday of the month, Fr. Padraig 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 on the First Friday, please feel free to contact the Parish Secretary in the Parish Office, Tel: +353 59 862 5456  to be included on the First Friday visits

» Read more about the Sacrament of the Sick

Holy Orders

The ongoing life of the church depends on vocations to the priesthood. Our diocese has a director of vocations and we’d be delighted to make an introduction for any interested candidates. Talk to any of the priests to get more information. The Diocesan website may also have useful information about Vocations in our diocese.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Holy Orders