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Congratulations on the birth of your baby and on your decision to have them baptised. 

Parents requesting baptism for their child need to:

  • Contact the Pastoral Area Office

  • Fill out a Baptismal Registration Form

  • Provide a copy of baby's Birth Certificate

Dates for Baptism are as follows:

Church of the Assumption, Garristown

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month at 1:30pm

Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Naul

Every 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:30pm

Church of the Assumption, Ballyboughal

Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month at 1:30pm

Ballymadun & Damastown Churches by request

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If you need a copy of a Baptism Certificate you need to complete and return a Baptism Certificate Request Form.

First Holy Communion

In May your child will be invited to receive Holy Communion for the first time. It is an important step in their lives, as well as in the life of your family.

The sacramental preparation of children receiving their First Confession and Holy Communion is made up of many parts of their lives coming together - community, catechesis, home, school and parish. 

We work together using the sacramental programme "Do This In Memory" to help each child understand their faith journey.

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Photos of the First Holy Communions are on our GALLERY page.

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You must be Baptised and have received Holy Communion in the Roman Catholic Church, to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. 

When you are confirmed it means that with the Sacraments of Baptism and Communion, you become a full member of the Church.

Confirmation celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit and we are called to be Christian witnesses, just like Jesus' apostles.



Congratulations on your decision to get married. To arrange your wedding in a church in the Pastoral Area, please contact Fr. Derek by email or by phone - see bottom of page. 

Both parties are required to give three months notice.  

You are also required to give a minimum of three months notice to the Civil Registration Office (State): Tel: 01 863 8200.


Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Confession, should be prayerfully made with the spirit of humility and repentance.

It involves you thinking about what your sins are, resolving to avoid these sins in the future, confessing your sins to the priest and performing your penance.  

Reconciliation is available by appointment.


We are very sorry for your loss.  Funeral arrangements are normally made through the Funeral Director or Undertaker.  Please contact your local Undertaker and they will begin the process of making all arrangements necessary for a funeral.

Home Visits

If you or someone you know would like to receive Holy Communion at home or would like to receive the Sacrament of the Sick, or if you would like your home to be blessed, please contact Fr. Derek - contact details below.

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