Mission Statement Expect Good Things from God Mark Vroegop | Scripture: Matthew 8:1-17
 

Weekend Masses:

Sunday Vigil. 7.30pm (Saturday Evening)

Sunday: 10am (Parish Choir);

Sunday: 11.15am (Family Mass - Junior Folk Group)

Sunday: 12.30pm (Infant Jesus Choir)

 

Weekdays:

Mon- Fri 10am

Morning Prayer/Liturgy of Hours before Mass  (All Welcome)

 

Holy Days:

Vigil - 7:30pm

10 am, 12:30pm & 7:30pm

 

Sacraments

 
 

Baptism:

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at 12.30pm. Please contact the Parish Office to collect/complete a registration form and to arrange the Baptism.

Some useful information: You will need a white shawl or robe that is put on to the baby after they have been Baptised. You will need a Baptism candle - this should be a candle that is solely for the newly Baptised. You must have at least one Godparent who is a confirmed Roman Catholic and is at least 16 years of age. Additional information is available from the Parish Office or from a member of the Parish Baptism team who will visit your home in the weeks before Baptism.

 

Baptism is a Sacrament by which the newly baptized becomes a member of the community; it is a community celebration and is open to all members of the community to attend, for this reason we do not conduct 'private baptisms'. However in extreme circumstances exceptions may be made at the discretion of the priest.

 

If you are not a resident of the Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord then you are required to have a letter from your home parish stating that you are free to have your baptism outside of your home parish community.

 

First Eucharist:

The Sacrament of First Eucharist is celebrated each year in the month of May in conjunction with the parish and school preparation programme.

 

Confirmation:

The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in March each year in conjunction with the parish and school preparation programme.

 

Matrimony (Marriage):

You can download a copy of our Marriage Information Booklet here: Marriage Information Booklet

The Sacrament of Matrimony is celebrated as required. The parish office should be contacted as soon as possible, but an ABSOLUTE MINIMUM OF THREE MONTHS notice is required to make the necessary arrangements.

In the Archdiocese of Dublin it is a requirement that all couples presenting for marriage will complete an approved Pre-marriage course. The Diocesan agency that deals with marriage preparation is Accord here is a link to find a suitable Pre-marriage course: Marriage Preparation Programmes

Paperwork required:

Both partners are required to have a Baptismal and Confirmation Certificate issued no more than 6 months prior to the date of marriage. In addition each partner is required to have a "Declaration of Freedom to Marry" form; this form can be obtained from the Parish Office. The form is to be completed by a family member - parent or sibling - stating that they know of no reason why their family member cannot be married, then form is then brought to a priest of the parish, signed in his presence and stamped by him. This form replaces the 'Letter of Freedom' however some parishes still issue & require a 'Letter of Freedom' so please check with the priest who is presiding at your wedding.

In addition to the above a minimum of three months’ notice must be given to the Registrar of Marriages - this is a Legal/State requirement and is separate from any notice to the Church.:

Civil Registration Office,

Joyce House,

8/11 Lombard Street East,

Dublin 2

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:30 - 4:30

Contact: (01) 8638200

Click on www.civilregistrationservice.ie to get details for local Civil Registration Service Offices

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated every Saturday after the 10am and 7.30pm masses.

There is also a Liturgy of Penance and Reconciliation celebrated twice a year during the Season of Lent and Advent.

 

Sacrament of the Sick:

The Sacrament of the Sick is celebrated at various times throughout the year in conjunction with the other parishes in our Grouping/Cluster.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.):

Life is a journey that continually searches for meaning. The human heart hungers for relationships that nurture one’s maturity and ability to love and to be loved. Often as one seeks to fulfil these very human yearnings, the realisation that something is missing from life is made. As one reflects upon this void, it is not unusual to discover that this something is God. This awakening may lead to a turning point in one’s life to commit to a relationship with God and seek out a worshiping community to guide one’s journey in faith. In Beaumont, you will find a warm welcome, and a community of faith willing to journey with you as you seek to fulfil the longings of your heart;

‘Our hearts are made for you, O God, and will not rest until they rest in you .’ St. Augustine.

 

What is the RCIA?

The RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a preparation through which non-baptised adults enter the Catholic Faith. (It is also for those baptised in a different faith tradition who wish to become Catholic, or baptised Catholic, but never confirmed) It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at the community celebration of the Eucharist - Mass.

Participants in the RCIA are known as catechumens. They undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist. The RCIA process follows the ancient practice of the Church and was restored by the Second Vatican Council as the normal way adults prepare for baptism.

For further details on becoming a Catholic contact a member of the parish team; Fr. Gerard, Fr. Dan or Conor, we would love to hear from you and you will be most welcome.