“Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayer labors for their conversion.

It is called: Sacrament of Conversion, Sacrament of Penance, Sacrament of Confession, Sacrament of Forgiveness, Sacrament of Reconciliation.” ~ Catechism of the Catholic Church §1422-1442


St Malachy’s Church, Ballymoyer

Each Saturday Evening before Mass (6.30pm – 6.55pm).
Before Mass on the 1st Friday of the month (6.30pm – 6.55pm).

Extra times for Confession are made available in the immediate weeks before Christmas and Easter every year. Details will be made available on the website and in the parish bulletin.

Anyone is invited to approach/contact a priest at any time if they wish to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Reconciliation Services

Penitential Services during the seasons of Advent and Lent, in preparation for Christmas and Easter, are organised by the parish every year. Dates and times will be published on the website and in the parish bulletin.

Examination of Conscience

Click here for an excellent guide to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

First Confessions

Dates for the celebration of First Confession for each school will appear below:

St Laurence O’Toole’s PS – Tuesday 3rd March at 9.30am in St Laurence O’Toole’s Church
St Brigid’s PS – Wednesday 4th March at 9.30am in St Brigid’s
St Teresa’s PS and St Malachy’s PS – 5th March at 9.30am – St Malachy’s Church
(Parents are encouraged to attend their child’s First Confession.)