Sacraments

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.

Baptism Arrangements

Baptisms held every Saturday &  Sunday from 2pm at the Cathedral & 12.30 on Sunday in St. Josephs. For other times by arrangement with priest. Forms for registration of Baptism are available in the Parish Office. These completed forms are to facilitate the registration of your Baptism and to enable us to provide you with a Baptism certificate. When booking your Baptism you must provide a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate. Please ensure booking is made 3 weeks in advance.

To arrange date of Baptism at:
The Cathedral  –  065 682 4043
St. Joseph’s Church – 065 6822166
Cloughleigh – 065 6840715

Baptism Team Co-Ordinator:  Sr. Madeleine – 065 682 4043

Download our Baptismal Registration Form

» Read more about the Sacrament of Baptism

Eucharist and First Communion

First Holy Communions takes place in May each year.  As part of our preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion, we run in tandem, a parish based programme, ‘Do this in Memory’. This programme is a continuous programme, connecting the classroom with the home and the parish. As part of the programme, there is an – Information Night, (where we meet the parents). An Enrolment Ceremony for you and your child, and there are four Sundays set aside where you and your child will have some participation in the Sunday Mass.
It is also hoped that you and your child will frequent Mass regularly, as your child prepares for this special day.

Download a copy of a letter written by Fr. Ger Fitzgerald on The Eucharist: The Sacrament of our Redemption

» Read more about the Sacrament of Eucharist

Confirmation

Confirmation usually takes place in April each year.  For the Children preparing for Confirmation, there is ‘Faith Friends’, another parish based programme – linking home and parish, through a number of meetings for your child exploring the Sacrament of Confirmation, and looking forward to life after primary school.
It is hoped that you as a parent, will take an active role in helping your child prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation, by frequenting Mass regularly and taking an active role in this special time in your child’s life.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Confirmation

Reconciliation (Confession)

Confessions in Cathedral – Every Saturday  12pm – 1pm
1st Saturday of month from 4pm – 6pm
Before & after 6.30pm Mass

Priest available after all Masses.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Marriage Arrangements

In this diocese, church weddings can take place on any day other than Sundays and major feast days..

» Read more about the Sacrament of Marriage

Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick

The priests of the parish attend to our sick in hospitals and at home.  Many like to receive the sacrament of the sick and are strengthened and affirmed.  If you would like to receive the sacrament of the sick or know someone who would ,please contact any of the priests or the parish office 065 682 4043

» Read more about the Sacrament of the Sick

Marriage Arrangements

Marriage: Thinking of getting Married? Give at least three months notice of marriage to one of the priests at the Cathedral 065 6824043, St. Joseph’s Church 065 6822166 or Cloughleigh 065 6840715.
Requisites:   Pre – Nuptial form to be completed with priest. Baptism / Confirmation certificates & letter of freedom also required.
Civil Requirements – three months notice of marriage – contact The Superintendent Registrar for Births, Deaths and Marriages, Sandfield Centre, Phone: 065 686 8050 or any Registery Office. Couples must present themselves before the Registrar.

Pre-Marriage Courses: Accord, Clarecare, Harmony Row, Ennis, Phone to book course at 065 6824297 or 1850-58-5000.
Esker, Athenry, (Engaged Encounter) 091 562331, Mount Argus, Dublin 01 2965257.

ACCORD, c/o Clarecare, Harmony Row, Ennis, 1850-58-5000. Confidential counselling for people experiencing difficulties in their marriage, by trained counsellors, fertility counselling and family planning also marital sexual therapy.

Download our Wedding Booking Form here
Download our Wedding Information Booklet here

For further information contact the Parish Office 065 682 4043 or email info@ennisparish.com.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Marriage

Holy Orders

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.
Diocesan Director of Vocations:
Fr. Ignatius McCormack – 086 2777139.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Holy Orders