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Sacrament of Reconciliation


There are special Reconciliation services arranged at significant times throughout the year – Christmas, Easter, etc but the priests are available anytime by appointment for people wishing to avail of this sacrament.

Usual times are Saturdays immediately following 10.00am Mass and from 6.30pm to 7.00 pm or by appointment with any of the priests.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation – Background & Pointers >>

Celebrating God’s Forgiveness – Reconciliation & The Prodical Son >>


baby baptism

Baptisms take place in Rathmines church usually on the first Sunday of every month at 11am Mass. If you would like to book a baptism for your child, please contact the parish office Monday to Friday from 10am to 12pm either in person or by telephone on 01 497 1531 or email at least two weeks prior to baptism.

Adult Baptism: information about parish programme of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A) available from Parish Office.

Parent’s Reflection on their child’s baptism >>

Why Baptism – Some general Pointers >>

The 5 Main Symbols of Baptism >>

A Prayer for baptism offered by a member of the family >>

Download the Rathmines Parish Baptism Booklet >>


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All couples must give at least three months notice of their marriage to one of the priests of the parish or contact the Parish Office.

Accord – The Catholic Marriage Care Service >>

A Reflection on Marriage >>

Planning Your Wedding >>

Choosing the readings for your Wedding >>

Statement Concerning the Freedom to Marry >>

First Communion Program – Do This in Memory

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 ‘Do this in Memory’ is a parish-based sacramental preparation program for First Eucharist. Currently there are 61 children from both St Louis & RMDS involved in the program in Rathmines.

Whilst the schools have a huge part to play, they can no longer be expected to carry out the task alone. Home and Parish have roles to play too. The Do This In Memory programme has been devised to offer parents and parish the opportunity to carry out these roles more fully.

It involves a commitment of bringing your child to a special Mass once a month throughout the year.

A Parent’s reflections on the Do This in Memory Program >>

Do This In Memory Dates 2014 – 2015 >>

General Pointers for writing prayers of the faithful >>

DTIM Mass Communion Reflection >>


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The ‘You Shall be my Witnesses Program’ is a Parish based program that aids parents and children prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. This year in our Parish there is over 60 children fro St. Louis Senior School and Ranelagh Multi-denominational participating in the program.

Find out more about the program >>

Dates for the Confirmation Program – You Shall Be My Witnesses >>

Tips on Choosing a Confirmation Name >>


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Funerals are usually booked through contact with the undertakers, who will in turn contact the parish office and the Parish Priest.

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

Planning your Loved One’s Funeral >>

Commonly Asked Questions about the Funeral >>

Choosing Music & Hymns for a Funeral >>

Rathmines Funeral Booklet >>

  • Eucharistic Adoration: First Friday from 10:30 am to 5:15 pm.eucharist1
  • Prayer of the Church: Monday to Saturday 9:45 am.





 scripture reading

Children reflect on the Gospel >>

A Guided tour of the Bible>>

The Bible – A Personal Encounter >>

A Guide to this week’s Gospel >>

Some tips for beginning to Pray the Scriptures >>