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.

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 Arrangements

Please call the Parish Office @ 061 368 127.

Baptisms take place on Saturday afternoons at 3pm and Sundays at 12 noon in Our Lady of the Wells Church & St Conaire’s, Carrigerry and at 11.45am in Our Lady of the Rosary Church directly after the 11am mass.


Marriage Arrangements

In this diocese, church weddings can take place on any day other than Sundays and major feast days.

In order to allow time for preparation and necessary paperwork to be completed, it is essential that you give the parish a minimum of six months notice of your intention to get married.

In order to book your wedding, it is necessary to complete a booking form, which can be obtained from and should be returned to the Parish Office. If your details change after your initial booking, please inform us, in case we need to contact you. You should also complete a form if you are getting married in another parish or Church, especially if you need a priest from the parish you are resident in to be present. In order to avoid any disappointment, please do not book any hotel reception until you have confirmed your preferred date with the parish.

A priest from the parish you are resident in will normally officiate at your wedding (if they are available). If you have a friend or relative who is a priest or deacon whom you would like to officiate, let us know at the time of booking your wedding. They may need to obtain the appropriate authorisation from relevant Church and Civil authorities if they are not normally resident in the Diocese of Killaloe.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Marriage

Eucharist and First Communion

First Communion ceremonies take place in the month of April and May. A programme of preparation takes place throughout the year.
2024 dates are as follows

Saturday 20th April 2024 @ 11am : Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire

Saturday 27th April 2024 @ 11am : Clonmoney School

Saturday 11th May 2024 @ 11am  : Stonehall School

» Read more about the Sacrament of Eucharist

Reconciliation (Confession)

At Easter and Christmas the parishes of Shannon and Newmarket come together for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Also confessions are heard in the confession box in Newmarket Church during these seasons. All the details are published on the newsletter the week before.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Reconciliation


Confirmation is celebrated each year in our parish.

Saturday 18th May 2024 is the date for Confirmations as agreed with our School Principals and Teachers.

» Read more about the Sacrament of Confirmation


To be arranged with Fr Michael. 087 6389847

Housebound and Sacrament of the Sick

Fr Michael visits the housebound with Holy Communion during the first week of each month. Lay Ministers of the Eucharist are also available to distribute Holy Communion to the sick on Sundays or in time of need. Many sick people also like to receive the sacrament of the sick and are strengthened and affirmed. If you are unable to attend Mass due to illness or frailty and would like to receive the sacraments in your home, please contact the Parish Office or Fr Michael

» Read more about the Sacrament of the Sick

Months Mind/Anniversaries

If a family wishes to have a Month’s Mind/Anniversary Mass celebrated they should contact Fr Michael or the Parish Office.

House Blessing

If you would like to have your house blessed please contact Fr Michael.

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