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.




Congratulations on the birth of your child!

The Parish Community shares in your joy. Thank you for wanting to have your baby join the family of the Church through Baptism.

» Click here to find out more about the Sacrament of Baptism 




Congratulations on your engagement!

A marriage between two Christians has a supernatural element as well as a natural one.


» Click here to find out more about getting married in the Catholic Church



First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion ceremonies usually take place in the month of May.

The Parish Holy Communion programme is called “Do this in Memory.”

» Read more about the Sacrament of Eucharist here



Reconciliation (Confession)

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) takes place:
from 5.15pm – 5.45pm Saturday evenings in the parish church.

You can also request confession by appointment by contacting the parish office on 01 497 1531 or email

» Read more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation here




Confirmation is celebrated each year in our parish. The Confirmation programme is a Parish based though much preparation also is given through religious instruction at our local primary schools.  


» Read more about the Sacrament of Confirmation here




How to arrange a funeral mass?

The parish of Rathmines has a trained and active Funeral Ministry team who will be available accompany and support you through this sad and difficult time in whatever way we can in preparing the Funeral Liturgy. 

If you wish to find out more please contact the Parish office on 01 497 1531 or email




If you have an interest 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.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Holy Orders here