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.
Baptisms are held on the first and fourth weekend of each month.
St Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell- Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 12.30pm after 11.30am Mass.
St. Patrick’s Church, Ahane- Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 12.00pm after 11.00am Mass.
Please read all requirements under the Sacraments-Baptism heading on this website.
Weddings need to be booked at least six months in advance. Weddings are celebrated in St. Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell and St.Patrick’s Church, Ahane. Parish clergy will accommodate the venue, date and time where possible. Please contact: Fr. Willie Teehan: 061 377170 or Fr. Tom Whelan (087) 2730299.
Eucharist and First Communion
The Do This In Memory programme is facilitated each year for children in second class in our four schools: Castleconnell N.S., St Vincent’s Lisnagry, Ahane N.S. and Lisnagry N.S. Where someone does not complete the school programme a member of the parish clergy is available to meet a family or individual separately to prepare someone for the sacrament. Please contact: Fr. Willie Teehan: 061 377170 or Fr. Tom Whelan (087) 2730299.
Confession (penitential rite) is celebrated twice yearly, before Christmas and Easter. A visiting priest is invited to lead the ceremony. Details are provided in the parish newsletter.
Confirmation is celebrated every year in St. Joseph’s Church, Castleconnell. Children from sixth class in all schools are confirmed together. Confirmation usually takes place between February and May each year. Where someone is not in a school programme parish clergy will meet with an individual or family separately to prepare someone for the sacrament.
Family members should contact Parish Clergy . Funeral mass times are usually 11.30am in St. Joseph’s Castleconnell and St Patrick’s Church, Ahane. Month’s mind masses are normally arranged within one week of a funeral mass. Please contact: Fr. Willie Teehan: 061 377170 or Fr. Tom Whelan (087) 2730299.
Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick
The sacrament of the sick is provided to people upon request to parish clergy. Please contact: Fr. Willie Teehan: 061 377170 or Fr. Tom Whelan (087) 2730299.
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.