Confirmation scheduling for 2024 has commenced and it is hoped dates will be available by the end of October 2023.
Download a pdf: Church Collections 2023
Requirements for visiting clergy and persons in any form of consecrated life wishing to be involved in pastoral ministry in the Diocese: please see our Visiting Clergy Protocols.
For members of Religious Orders moving to the diocese, please see these Religious Orders Clergy Protocols.
A list of the current government Register of Solemnisers (updated monthly) is available here.
A person must be at least 18 years of age before they can book a wedding in the diocese, by decree of the Bishop dated 19 December 2019.
The Bishops’ Advisory Committee on Church Music publishes a useful guide for payment of church musicians: it was last updated in 2022.
The minimum suggested fee for a wedding is €250, but should be higher when the musician is required for a rehearsal or when music has to be purchased or learned.
The minimum suggested fee for a funeral is €150 to €175 for one service, and €250 to €275 when music also is provided for the reception of the body on a separate occasion.
For music copyright queries, see www.onelicense.net
ACCORD Catholic Marriage Care Service CLG has a variety of useful resources online, including marriage preparation and relationship counselling: www.accord.ie
World Missions Ireland (Pope Francis’ official charity for overseas mission): www.wmi.ie
Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference: www.catholicbishops.ie
All requests for a Papal Blessing Parchment must be processed online by the Vatican Office of Papal Charities. Please click on this link to access the English language Vatican web page for Papal Blessing applications. Note: there is a fairly narrow time window of six months before and four months after the date of an event during which a Papal Blessing can be requested.