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Sacraments - Maynooth Parish

Sacraments

Celebrating the Sacraments is central to our Christian life and to the liturgical life of the Parish community. Each of the Sacraments is a solemn moment in which we recognise the powerful grace of God at work in us. On this page you will find a brief introduction to each of the seven Sacraments with a link to more information on each Sacrament.

Baptism

This is the first Sacrament a person receives. It is the formal welcoming into the Christian community. It is the beginning of life’s journey in the Christian faith. 

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Reconciliation / Confession

This Sacrament acknowledges God’s abundant mercy and forgiveness for us when we sin and fail to live the commandment to love. We are reconciled with God and have the opportunity to start afresh at Christian living. 

Confessions in the Church of St Mary
Due to Covid-19, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) has yet to be timetabled in the Parish Calendar. This page will be updated once that has been arranged

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Eucharist

This Sacrament celebrates the presence of Jesus with us in Holy Communion as the Bread of Life, who feeds and nourishes us to enable us to live our Christian lives

Do This in Memory of Me:

Due to Covid-19, First Holy Communions have yet to be timetabled in the Parish Calendar. This page will be updated once that has been arranged

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Confirmation

This Sacrament is the confirming of the faith professed at Baptism. We receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit to help us in our commitment to live as disciples of Jesus.  

Due to Covid-19, Confirmations have yet to be timetabled in the Parish Calendar. This page will be updated once that has been arranged

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Sacrament of the Sick

This Sacrament recalls the healing ministry of Jesus. It gives strength to people in moments of illness and human frailty. 

Those who are sick, housebound, or living in nursing homes are usually ministered to by the parish. Due to Covid-19, the Sacrament of the Sick has been put on hold until further notice.. This page will be updated once this Parish ministry resumes.

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Marriage

This Sacrament celebrates the commitment of a man and woman as they pledge themselves in love to each other as husband and wife. 

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Holy Orders

This Sacrament celebrates the Ordination of a deacon, priest or bishop who is called by God to a life of ministry to the spiritual needs of the Christian community. 

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