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Sacraments & Funerals

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.

Here we provide all the details for the celebration of the sacraments in our parish.

Funeral Arrangements

To arrange a funeral ceremony please contact Fr. Cathal as soon as possible on 028 6864 1207.

During the Covid 19 Pandemic only 25 people permitted to attend. Families may have a funeral or wedding in whichever parish church they choose, being mindful of the webcam facility in Derrygonnelly.

Baptism Arrangements

Pre-Covid 19 : Baptisms take place First Saturday of the month at 3.00pm and Second Sunday of the month at 10am Sacred Heart Boho and 11.30am St. Patricks Derrygonnelly.
During Covid 19 Pandemic : On the 1st Saturday of each month, currently restricted to two babies at once.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Baptism

Marriage Arrangements

Congratulations on your decision to get married. It would be helpful if you could give at least 12 months notice of your intention to be married in either of our three Parish churches.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Marriage


Confirmation is celebrated each year in our parish.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Confirmation

Eucharist and First Communion

» Read more about the Sacrament of Eucharist

Reconciliation (Confession)

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) takes place every three/four months at our weekend masses but is available at any time by phoning Fr. Cathal.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick

Every First Friday week of the month, the priests visit the housebound with Holy Communion. If you are unable to attend Mass due to illness or frailty and would like to be visited by a priest on the First Friday, please feel free to contact Fr. Cathal

» Read more about the Sacrament of the Sick

Holy Orders

The ongoing life of the church depends on vocations to the priesthood. Our diocese has a director of vocations and we’d be delighted to make an introduction for any interested candidates. Talk to any of the priests to get more information. The Diocesan website may also have useful information about Vocations in our diocese.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Holy Orders