Sacraments in Wicklow & Rathnew Parish

The sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in the parish on the following days:

  • St. Patrick’s Church, Wicklow: 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday of every month
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Rathnew: 4th Saturday of every month at 2pm

To book a Baptism:

Four weeks notice is required.

Parents who require the Sacrament of Baptism for their child need to attend the Initial Baptism Preparation Meeting on the First Thursday of every month in the De La Salle Pastoral Centre at 8pm.

You will receive a booking form at the Thursday meeting. Please call into the parish office with the completed booking form and a copy of the child’s birth cert to arrange the Baptism.

Baptism Preparation Course is held on the Wednesday prior to the Baptism as follows:

  • Wicklow: in the De La Salle Parish centre at 8pm.
  • Rathnew: in St Joseph’s Church at 8pm.

Please contact the Parish Office for more information 0404 61699

Notice of Marriage

A Minimum of 91 Days notice must be given by each party to the State and a priest of his and her parish of residence. (Six months in the case of persons under 18 years of age).

To Book a Marriage in St. Patrick’s or St Joseph’s

Please contact the Parish Secretary to book a date.

Pre-Marriage Courses

All who are contemplating marriage are strongly recommended to attend a Pre-Marriage Course. We recommend booking through ACCORD: see contact information.

Communion Preparation Mass will occur twice a month in Wicklow and once a month in Rathnew, please check our news page for most up to date information.

Confirmation Preparation Mass will be once a month at 6pm in Wicklow and 7pm in Rathnew.  Please check our news page for most up to date information.

Confessions are heard in the parish at the following times:

  • St. Patrick’s Church, Wicklow: before Saturday Vigil Mass
  • St. Joseph’s Church, Rathnew: after Saturday Vigil Mass