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Friday, 19 July 2024
Rathkenny Parish Church

  The Church of St. Louis and St. Mary


                                                                  Click on each pic for a useful link

In the year 1973 the foundation stone for this modern church was blessed and work on its construction commenced. The architect was David Duignan. The contracted builder was Patrick McCabe and the estimated cost was one hundred and twenty thousand pounds.

At a special Mass and consecration ceremony in 1974 Most Rev. John McCormack officially opened the church and dedicated it to St.Louis and St. Mary. Fr. Hugh Clyne was parish priest of Rathkenny at this time. Fr. Michael Murchan, who took responsibility for this project, was curate.


Parishioners and friends rallied wonderfully to the fundraising events regularly organized. To these funds were added loans from the diocesan building fund and monies loaned by individuals with no interest charged. To the joy and satisfaction of parishioners and priests alike all debts were settled and loans repaid by late 1982.

The story of the church that this new church replaced, is for another time.

This church is the venue for the celebration of the sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. It is appropriate that these sacraments of initiation be celebrated in the parish church where the parish Baptismal Font is located and where there is appropriate space for parents and children to gather for these special occasions. (Click on the two pics above for useful links)

Ministers of the Word

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Organists and Choir

Altar Society

 Patron Saint  First Communion 2006  Photo Galleries
 Confirmation 2007  First Communion 2007  First Communion 2018
 Confirmation 2009  First Communion 2008  First Communion 2019 Stk
 Confirmation 2011  First Communion 2009  First Communion 2019 Rk
 Confirmation 2015  First Communion 2010  First Communion 2020 Stk
 Confirmation 2017  First Communion 2011  First Communion 2020 Rk

 First Communion 2012

 First Communion 2013
 First Communion 2014 
 First Communion 2015 
 First Communion 2016 
 • Rathkenny Old Cemetery  First Communion 2017