General Information

Funeral & Wedding Music

The Catholic Bishops of Ireland are concerned with the kind of music being requested at both funerals and weddings in the last number of years. It is important to remember not to pressurise musicians to play your favourite songs on these important occasions. Only Sacred Church Music & Hymns are appropriate in the Church. If you want to play the deceased’s favourite song at a funeral then do so after the prayers are said in the graveyard but never in the church.

Funeral Expenses

There is a standard charge for the church of €250 which includes the sacristan’s fee, the offering for the mass, a donation for the church which covers the cost of heating and lighting during the time of the funeral. If there is a reception in the church the night before the funeral, the church fee remains the same. In hardship cases this fee is wavered.

Useful Contact Details

Religious Resources

Christian Prayer www.sacredspace.ie
Lectio Divina: Praying the Scriptures www.goodnews.ie/lectio.shtml
Liturgical Resources www.litmus.dublindiocese.ie
Catholic Ireland www.catholicireland.net
The Vatican www.vatican.va
The Tablet www.thetablet.co.uk
The Irish Catholic www.irishcatholic.ie

 

Useful Local Phone Numbers

Wicklow Gardai Tel. 0404 60140

Help & Support Groups

St. Vincent de Paul Ozanam House, The Mall, Wicklow

HELPLINE No: 086 7314589

www.svp.ie
Alcoholics Anonymous Tel. 01 4538998 www.alcoholicsanonymous.ie
Childline Tel. 1800 666666
Health Service Executive Tel. 0404 68400
Samaritans Tel. 1850 609090 www.samaritans.org
Irish Heart Foundation www.irishheart.ie
Irish Cancer Society www.cancer.ie
National Cancer Helpline Tel. 1800 200 700
Cura Cares TWS House, 1-2 Main Street, Tallaght. Tel. 01 6701598 www.cura.ie

Marriage Preparation & Guidance

ACCORD www.accord.ie

email (general enquiries): admin@accord.ie

ACCORD Marriage Preparation Courses Telephone: 01 4784400

email: marriagepreparation@accord.ie

About the Marriage Preparation Programme

ACCORD Marriage & Relationship Councelling Contact your local centre

email: counselling@accord.ie

About the Councelling Services

 

National Online Death & In Memoriam Notices

RIP.ie
WicklowNews.net Death & In Memoriam notices
iNotices Death notices (Irish Independent & Wicklow People)
Irish Times Death & In Memoriam notices

Local Groups

Active Retirement Peggy O’Sullivan
Brigini Anne O’Rourke
Girl Guides Debbie Hanlon
Meals on Wheels Margaret Kavanagh, Rose Behan
Pioneers Mary Kavanagh
Rainbows A Peer Support Group for Children of Deceased or Separated Parents Imelda
Scouts (Various Ages)

All of these groups can be contacted through the Parish Office. Contact the Parish Office…