Preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism: Preparation is a key element of any significant celebration in our lives. Baptism is the first significant moment of celebration in our journey of faith. So when a child is presented for baptism the family will be invited to participate in some form of preparation. In this diocese it is now customary in many parishes to have baptism teams—a group of parishioners trained by the parish for this purpose. Our Parish has now in place a Baptismal Preparation Team who will meet with families before the Baptismal Ceremony. The team will help parents recall and learn about the baptism ceremony. This Pre-Baptismal meeting will be held on the Third Thursday of each month in St.Brigid ’s Parish Centre. It is desirable that both parents attend and if possible God-parents. The meeting will be relaxed and informal and last for an hour. The programme for the evening covers the following:
- Why be Baptised
- The Effects of Baptism
- What happens in the Baptismal Ceremony,
- Explanation of the Symbols used in the Baptismal Ceremony.
To arrange a Baptism contact the parish office or priest. From the 1st of February 2020 parents are required to attend a Pre-Baptismal meeting prior to their baby’s baptism. Check notice board in Church porch for the list of dates for the various meetings. Choose which suits you. To book a place on the preparation meeting contact the parish office.
From the 1st of March 2020 Baptisms will take place in Ballinamore Church on the 1st Sunday and the 3rd Saturday of each Month. For Aughawillan, Aughnasheelin and Corraleehan Churches dates and times of Baptisms will be arranged as the need arises.
Eucharist & 1st Holy Communion Ceremonies
First Communion will take place in each church every year in conjunction with the schools.
The Sacrament of Confirmation for the Parish will take place in St. Patrick's Church Ballinamore.
Three months notice must be given to the Priest.
Ballinamore Church after Saturday morning Mass 11am or on request
Aughnasheelin, Aughawillan Corraleehan after weekend masses or on request ( Check latest Newsletter)
Sacrament of the Sick and Housebound
The visitation of the sick & housebound will generally take place on the first Friday of the month. Aughnasheelin, Aughawillan and Corraleehan areas on the Thursday morning, Ballinamore rural area on Thursday afternoon and Town area on Friday morning.
Devotions & Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament
- Ballinamore : Friday 9:30am - 1:30pm
- Aughnasheelin: Wednesdays: 11am to 12 midday and 8pm-10pm
- Corraleehan : Wednesday 10am - 8pm