Our parish Altar Servers assist the priest at all weekend Masses and when available on weekdays. This ministry provides an opportunity for our young people to serve God and their parish family. It allows them to play an intricate role in the Mass itself and by their example they enable others to pray and enter into the mystery of the celebration.

Boys and Girls serve at Mass on a regular scheduled basis.  Altar Servers assist the priests and ministers, and set an example for all people, especially the young, during our liturgies.

Boys and Girls who have received their First Holy Communion and completed 2nd Class are eligible to serve. As per parish practice, the parish adheres
to its Child Protection Policy and Guidelines.

If you wish to become an Altar Server, please complete application by clicking on the link below.

The Rota for Readers and for Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist for Doneraile is currently being complied and will be published during Lent 2024. In the meantime we would be grateful if readers would put themselves forward to read when no reader is available.

The new Rota of Readers and for Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist for Shanballymore is available from Margaret Sheedy.

Rotas for Ministries for Hazelwood will be reviewed shortly.

The Parish has now created the Ministry of Acolyte. The Ministry of Acolyte is a formal role within the Catholic Church that involves assisting the Deacon and or Priest at liturgical ceremonies. It is hoped that we can institute our new Acolytes this coming Holy Thursday.

A Holy Hour will be arranged prior to Easter at which all new and existing Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist ought to attend. The date and time will be posted here and in the parish newsletter in due course.

All Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist will be commissioned or re-commissioned during Holy Week 2024.