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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach


Public celebration of the sacraments continues to be impacted by Covid-19. The latest Government national strategy is contained in Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Plan for Living with COVID-19.

A roadmap for sacramental engagement was drafted by the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference, based on government guidelines. You can access the full document below. The guidance document incorporates principles expressed in the 'Framework Document for a Return to the Public Celebration of Mass and the Sacraments' published by the Irish Episcopal Conference. 

Nothing can Separate us from the Love of God: Guidance for a Return to the Public Pastoral Life of the Church


First Holy Communion



Sacramental Records

Please note that sacramental records are not kept at diocesan level: they remain with individual parishes. If you require a copy of your own baptismal or confirmation record, please apply to the parish in which the sacrament was administered. You will find contact details for all parishes here. Please ensure your record request contains accurate name/s and date/s.