Parish of Doneraile

Doneraile, Hazelwood & Shanballymore

Celebrating the 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.


By Baptism your child becomes a member of the parish community. Through the grace of this sacrament your child will share in the very life of God Himself.


The Sacrament of Penance is also known as the ‘Sacrament of Reconciliation’ or traditionally called ‘Confession’. It is the rite by which sins are confessed and forgiven. The sacrament is celebrated on request or the scheduled times listed on this website or on the parish notice board.


Not only is it an important year in the life of your child, it is also an important year for their class, their teachers, and also for you the parents/guardians. It is also a special time too for the parish community.


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Doneraile on Saturday, April 14th in two ceremonies at 10.00a.m. Bishop William Crean will officiate at the ceremony.


In this diocese, weddings do not take place on Sundays, Holy Days and during Holy Week.  Preferably, six months notice should be given to the Priest of the parish prior to the date of the wedding.

Holy Orders

The ongoing life of the church depends on vocations to the priesthood.

Anointing of the Sick

The priest and lay ecclesial ministers of the parish visit the sick and housebound of the parish on the first Friday of every month.