2021 First Holy Communion

Archdiocese of Dublin – Message from Archbishop Dermot Farrell

2021 Sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation

Please find below a link to a recorded message by Archbishop Dermot Farrell to the parents of children due to receive the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation this year.

Click here

The Sacraments

Please see information on each of the Sacraments and if you would like to contact us direct, please click here

Sacrament of Matrimony/Marriage

It is important that you contact the Priest of your Parish of Residence (where you are living at present) at the same time you are booking the Church and reception venue for your Marriage.

  • This must be done whether the wedding is in Ireland or abroad.
  • This begins the Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Forms, to ensure you are free to celebrate Marriage in the Roman Catholic Church.
  • At the latest, please give Six Months notice.  
  • This is irrespective of what Church the wedding will be taking place in.  Independently, you need to make contact with the Civil Registrar of Marriages.

Marriage Preparation Course

It is essential that you partake in a Marriage Preparation Course, and booking a Marriage Preparation Course should happen at the same time as Booking the Church for your Wedding Day. We, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Parish of Firhouse, recommend:

A copy of the Certificate of Attendance will need to be included with your Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Forms.

Accord Dublin

ACCORD Dublin has a new website.

For Sacramental Marriage Preparation Courses, or for Marriage and Relationship Counselling please visit:



  • To download a pdf Application Request and Details for The Sacrament of Baptism, please click here
  • Twice monthly, normally one Saturday and one Sunday at 12.30 pm
  • Please check dates with the Parish Office (Tel: 01‑4524702).
  • Both parents need to attend a Baptism Preparation Meeting to confirm the Baptism of their child.
  • For the date and time of the Baptism Preparation Meetings, please check with the Parish Office.
  • Please give at least four weeks notice through the Parish Office.

Sacrament of Reconciliation – Confession

Saturday after 10.00 a.m. Mass; and 5.30 pm – 5.50 pm (Before 6 p.m. Vigil Mass) by request.

Celebration of the Eucharist – Mass

To see Mass Times for Sundays, Weekdays and Holy Days please click here.

Sacrament of First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion will take place on ………

Sacrament of Confirmation

The Sacrament of Confirmation will take place on ………..

Live Streaming of Mass

Mass is live streamed for anyone who wishes to tune in from their homes. Although our suppliers have the camera focused on the Sanctuary, please be aware that you may be on camera from time to time.

Please note Mass will only be streamed at Mass time. Click here to join Mass live. We hope you enjoy the stream!

Please note, our Live Mass streaming link has changed to:


First Friday Visits to the Housebound

Holy Communion is brought to our ill or housebound parishioners normally on the First Friday of every month.

If you, or someone you know, would like a First Friday visit, please let us know by contacting the Parish Office at:

01-4524702, or email: