Celebrating the sacraments is at the core of Donaghmore 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.
Baptism is celebrated in our parish at the following times:
» Read more about the Sacrament of Baptism
Regular times for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) are listed with the mass times for each church see here.
» Read more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Eucharist and First Communion
In the Parish of Donaghmore, First Communion is celebrated when children are in Primary 4. Preparation for First Communion is shared by the parish, the school and the family. In school children follow the Alive-O Religious Education programme.
» Read more about the Sacrament of Eucharist
Confirmation is celebrated each year in our parish. Dates will be available in spring.
» Read more about the Sacrament of Confirmation
Please contact Fr. McAleer see here. The priest will direct you to the civil and church requirements and the timescales involved, and the various documents required.
» Read more about the Sacrament of Marriage
Sacrament of the Sick – Housebound
The sick and housebound of the parish are attended by in their homes by the members of the parish team every month. Ministers of the Eucharist are also available to distribute Holy Communion to the sick on Sundays or in time of need.
» Read more about the Sacrament of the Sick
Priesthood / Diaconate
If you have an interest finding out more about the path to priesthood or the permanent diaconate in Armagh Diocese, please contact Fr. McAleer see here.
You are also very welcome to contact our Diocesan Vocations Director: Fr. Peter McAnenley, Armagh Diocese see here.
» Read more about the Sacrament of Holy Orders
In the event of the death of a loved one, please contact Fr. McAleer see here. The priest will discuss the Requiem Mass and arrangements for burial in the parish.