Sacrament of Baptism
Congratulations. We, the parish of Donore Avenue, rejoice with you and your family on the birth of your child and welcome you to the celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism. Baptism is the first step of your child’s journey to God. Please give 2 weeks notice before the chosen Baptism date.
In 2020 Baptisms will take place on the first and third Saturday of every month at 2.00 p.m. Parents or guardians requesting baptism for their child are asked to come to the parish house in person to complete the application form and confirm the date of the ceremony. They will be asked to participate in a preparation session which will be held on the Thursday preceding the first Saturday of the month. It is usual to make a donation on the occasion of a Baptism.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is where everyone can experience the joy of repentance and forgiveness at the heart of Christian life. We are forgiven through the actions and words of a priest, who represents God. The priest will discuss a penance which the person takes on privately. Penance shows a willingness to make things right and start over.
Confessions: Saturdays 10.30 a.m. or on request.
Penetential Services: Tuesday of Holy Week and Christmas Week
Sacrament of Holy Communion
During Holy Communion or the Eucharist we celebrate what Christ did for us by his life, death and resurrection. At the Last Supper he took bread, gave thanks, broke the bread and gave it to his disciples saying “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me”. In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” Luke 22:19-20
St. Teresa’s parish celebrates First Holy Communion during the month of May with the children in second class from the three local schools – Scoil Treasa Naofa, Griffith Barracks and St. Catherines’s National School. In preparation for their First Holy Communion, the children and their families attend the Family Mass on Saturday evenings at 6:30 p.m. monthly from September to June. They take on an active role participating in the introduction to the Mass, readings, prayers of the faithful and offertory procession.
Children from Scoil Treasa Naofa, Griffith Barracks and St. Catherines’s National School will receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Sunday 26th April 2020 at 12.30 p.m.
Sacrament of Confirmation
The Sacrament of Confirmation celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit. It gives us an opportunity to renew the commitment our parents made on our behalf at our baptism. The main celebrant prays that the gifts of the Holy Spirit will grow in each person being confirmed. The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are: Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, Right Judgement, Courage, Reverence and Wonder and Awe in God’s presence.
The children in sixth class from the three local schools – Scoil Treasa Naofa, Griffith Barracks and St. Catherines’s National School, prepare throughout the year with their teachers to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The children and their families attend the Family Mass at 6:30 p.m. monthly from September to June. They take on an active role participating in the introduction to the Mass, readings, prayers of the faithful and offertory procession.
Children from Scoil Treasa Naofa, Griffith Barracks and St. Catherines’s National School will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 12th March 2020 at 11 a.m.
Sacrament of Marriage
The Sacrament of Marriage is no small undertaking in the life of a couple and we hope that we can help in whatever way we can. There are some things you should think about prior to organising a marriage ceremony in our parish church.
Church Law requires that there be at least 3 months notice given to the priest to prepare for marriage, in practice we suggest you begin well in advance of this. This is in order for relevant documentation to be prepared. Your priest will take you through this. At least 3 months notice to be given to the Civil Registration Office. A pre-marriage course is an important part of the preparation for your life long commitment, and we suggest you contact Accord in order to book onto a course well in advance of your big day.
ACCORD – 39 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2 01-4780866 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Civil Registration Office – Joyce House, Dublin 2, 01-8638200