Sacraments and Funerals

Celebrating the sacraments is at the core of our parish life. The important moments in life are marked at every part of life’s journey..

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

Funeral Arrangements

To arrange a funeral ceremony please contact the parish office 094 9021844 or contact any of the priests. Alternatively, you may arrange a funeral through one of the local undertakers:

Coady’s Funeral Home, Linenhall St., Castlebar Tel. 094 9021438

Kilcoyne Funeral Undertaking Services, Thomas St. Castlebar

Tel. 094 9021646

Thos Moran & Sons, Funeral Undertakers, Linenhall St., Castlebar

Tel. 094 9021231 or 087 2364598

Baptism Arrangements

Baptism is the first of the sacraments celebrated, and is the gateway to a life of faith in Christ. The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated at different times in our three parish churches

Read more about dates and the Sacrament of Baptism

Marriage Arrangements

Congratulations on your decision to get married. Book the Church as early as possible by contacting the Parish office. Some people book up to two years in advance. Minimum three months notice is required. Please do not assume availability before making other arrangements. You also need to ensure that the priest celebrating the marriage is free on the desired date.

For details on all aspects of your Church marriage arrangements and preparation please click on the link below.

Read more about arrangements and the Sacrament of Marriage


Confirmation is celebrated each year in our parish. It is usually celebrated as part of the Religious Education class in our parish primary schools, but we also welcome adults and teenagers who wish to receive the sacrament.

Read more about dates and the Sacrament of Confirmation

Eucharist and First Communion

First Communion ceremonies usually 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 dates and the Sacrament of Eucharist

Reconciliation (Confession)

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) takes place on Saturdays at 12 noon,  or by appointment with a priest at the Parish Office.

Read more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick

On the First Friday of each month, the priests visit the housebound with Holy Communion and can celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick if requested. 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, and you will be put in touch with the priest in your area.

Read more about the Sacrament of the Sick

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 or one of the local priests. Click below for details.

Read more about the Sacrament of Holy Orders