In Partnership with

St Agatha’s Parish

North William Street, Dublin D01N7F6

St Laurence O’Toole Parish

Seville Place, North Wall, Dublin D01KN73

The Sacraments

The Sacraments.

There are 7 sacraments which can be grouped into three main areas. The Sacraments of Initiation, or of belonging to the Church which are Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist(Holy Communion); there are Sacraments of Vocation which are Marriage and Holy Orders(Ordination to the Priesthood) and finally then the Sacraments of Healing; Reconciliation(Confession) and Annointing of the Sick.

Baptism is the first sacrament as without it none of the others are ordinarily possible. But baptism is not simply about being admitted to the church as to a club or society, it also entails taking on responsibility for the mission of the church. In baptism we receive gifts from God that enable us to share the mission that Christ entrusted to the Church, namely proclaiming and realising the Kingdom of God here on earth.

Seeking baptism from the church is not something to be done lightly, a question that you might ask yourself before seeking baptism for yourself or for your child might be “Why do I want to be baptised ?”  or “Why do I want to have my child baptised?” Are you willing to take responsibility for spreading the gospel? When we understand baptism in this sense it can be understood as a Sacrament of Mission and not just of initiation.

Baptism

  • Additional information about the celebration of the sacraments in St. Agatha’s.
  • Baptisms will take place on 2nd Saturday of each month in 2024.
  • Please download the Request for baptism Form and return it with proof of identity to the Parish or by email within 6 weeks of the date of your choosen date for baptism.
  • A suggested administration fee of €50 applies

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Sacrament of the Sick

The sacrament is one of anointing with specially blessed oil and is intended for the seriously ill and may be repeated as often as necessary. The anointing of the sick can also help those who have to face death to do so with renewed courage and confidence.

If you or someone you know would like to receive the Sacrament of the Sick please contact Fr. Brendan 087 911 7575 or the Parish Office 01 8554075