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Baptism

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Confession

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First Holy Communion

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Confirmation

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Weddings

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Anointing of the Sick

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Funerals




Baptism

Book at Parish Office. A copy of the child's Birth Certificate is required to complete the booking. New Baptism teams have recently taken over the baptism preparation programme. In order to facilitate this initiative baptisms must be booked at least one month in advance.

Godparents/Sponsors must be over the age of 16, Catholic, and Confirmed. A Baptism Candle is required for the Ceremony, and may be purchased in the Liturgical Centre, or elsewhere.

1st and 3rd Sundays of the month: St Mary's, 2pm
2nd Sunday of the month: Queen of Peace, Coosan, 1pm
4th Saturday of the month: Queen of Peace, Coosan, 4pm




Confession

St Mary's, Saturday after 9.30am Mass.
Queen of Peace, after Vigil Mass on Saturday.
Friary, 10.30am-1pm and 3pm-6pm each day except Sunday.




First Holy Communion 2017

Cornamaddy N.S. Saturday 6th May, 11.00am, Queen of Peace
Clonbonny N.S. Sunday 7th May, 10.00am, St. Mary's
Coosan N.S. Saturday 20th May, Queen of Peace, 11.00am
St. Mary's N.S. Saturday 27th May, St. Mary's, 11.00am
Scoil na gCeithre Máistrí, Saturday 27th May, Queen of Peace 11.00am




Confirmation 2017

Saturday 13th May, Queen of Peace:
11am: Coosan N.S., Athlone Mixed N.S. & Polish.
3.00pm: Cornamaddy N.S. & Scoil na gCeithre Máistrí.

Sunday 14th May, St Mary's Church, 2.30pm:
St Mary's N.S. & Clonbonny N.S.




Weddings

Must be booked with at least three months notice. There are no Sunday Weddings in the Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois.

All intending to be married in the Catholic Church must complete a Pre-Marriage Course with ACCORD. You can book locally (6475491, Mon-Fri 10am-1pm). You will need to book a place well in advance.




Anointing of the Sick

Takes place regularly in the Hospitals and Nursing Homes. If a family member is in danger of death, a priest is always available to call out to your home for the Last Rites. (Note: this sacrament, like all the sacraments, is for the living. If possible, do not wait until the person is dead to call the priest).




Funerals

Generally, the Funeral Mass is celebrated by the priest of your area, unless you request otherwise. After you have met with your funeral director, you should make an arrangement to meet the priest, who will sit down with you and discuss the Funeral Mass, readings, music, prayers of the faithful.

Our Parish choir is available to sing at the Funeral Mass. Obviously, the hymns and music used should be in keeping with the religious celebration and the setting in the church, in the presence of the Eucharist.

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