The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in Horeswood Parish Church on Saturday 27th April at 11.00am 2013


The Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Horeswood Parish Church on Saturday, 25th May at 11.00am 2013


Baptisms are in Horeswood Church on the 1st & 3rd Saturday each month at 4:00pm and in Ballykelly Church on the 2nd & 4th Saturday each month at 4:00pm




Baptismal Certificate – recent cert six months at max

Confirmation Certificate

Letter of Freedom – if applicable

Pre – Nuptial Enquiry Form

Pre Marriage Course strongly recommended



Catholic Wedding Songs – Prelude

            Ave Maria. Franz Shubert

            One Hand, One Heart. L. Bernstein

            Laudate Dominum. Mozart

            The Gift of Love. Hopson

            The Wedding Song. Bob Dylan


Catholic Wedding Songs – Processional

            Bridal March. Wagner

            Canon in D. Pachabel

            Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke

            Trumpet Voluntary – Stanley

            Allegro Moderato (from Water Music) – Handel


Catholic Wedding Songs – Gathering – With Congregation

            Here I Am Lord

            Hear Us Now, Our God and Father – Hyfrydol, Roland Prichard


Catholic Wedding Songs – Presentation of Gifts

            The Wedding Song – annon.

            The Gift of Love – arr. Hopson

            The Bridal Prayer -Roger Copeland

            All I Ask of You – Weston Priory

            I Have Loved You – Joncas

            Prayer of St. Francis – Sebastian Temple

            Servant Song – McGarill

            Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts – Warner

            The Irish Wedding Song – trad.

            The Lord is Kind and Merciful – Haugen

            Where There Is Love – David Haas

            Wherever You Go – Weston Priory

            With This Ring – Copeland


Catholic Wedding Songs – Communion

            Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring – Bach

            Panis Angelicus – Cesar Franck or Sacris Solemnis

            One Bread, One Body – Foley

            Servant Song – McGarill

            Here I Am Lord – Schutte

            On Eagles Wings – Joncas

            Gift of Finest Wheat – Kreutz

            Supper of the Lord – Rosania

            Taste and See – Moore

            I Have Loved You

            Laudate Dominum – Mozart


Catholic Wedding Songs – Recessional

            Allegro Maestoso (from Water Music) – Handel

            City of God – Schutte

            Joyful, Joyful We Adore You – Hymn, Beethoven

            Ode to Joy – Beethoven

            Rondeau – Mouret

            Psalm 19 – Benedetto Marcello

            Wedding March – Mendlessohn



The three important civil changes are:

  1. The couple take greater responsibility for the civil registration of their marriage.
  2. The couple make a declaration of no civil impediment
  3. Priests in order to officiate at a marriage, must be on the

‘List of Solemnisers’ submitted by each local Bishop to the Registrar General


«  Book the church you wish to marry in, at least three months in advance.

«  Meet any civil registrar in person to give notice of your intention to marry. This meeting must take place at least 3 months before the wedding in order to comply with the civil requirement. The couple will need to know that the church is available prior to this meeting and they will also need to know the name of the priest who will solemnise the marriage.

«  When all the civil requirements have been completed satisfactorily the couple will receive the Marriage Registration Form (MRF) from the registrar.

«   Without this form the couple cannot get married nor may the solemniser proceed with the marriage ceremony.

«  Present the MRF to the solemniser as early as convenient before the wedding.

«  Make the verbal declaration of no civil impediment not more than 2 days before the wedding in the presence of the solemniser and the two witnesses. It is recommended practice that this declaration be made at the beginning of the wedding, when the bride and groom arrive at the sanctuary.

«  Return the signed MRF to any civil registrar not later than 1 month after the wedding.


Other points to note:

Ø  The ceremony is prepared with the priest who will celebrate the wedding.

Ø  The proposed music and lyrics must be discussed with the priest during marriage preparation meetings

Ø  Flowers and plants should be used with discretion and discussed with Parish priest   Artificial flowers and arches are not allowed. Because of insurance purposes, we ask people not to use candles outside the altar.

Ø  A video recording / photography of the ceremony is permitted on the understanding that the photographer / video technician is dressed becomingly, and is in a position which will not cause distraction or disrupt the ceremony. It is best practice to use a professional.

Ø  No rice, confetti or anything else may be tossed in the church grounds.

Ø  Out of consideration for all concerned the bride should be present on time as delay inconveniences everybody.

Ø  No sellotape, pins etc to be used on Church seating.

Ø   Finally enjoy your special day.


Useful website:

Pre Marriage Courses:


For further information contact Fr. Gerald O' Leary at The Presbytery, Horeswood, Campile, New Ross, Co Wexford

Telephone 051 – 388129 Mobile 086 – 8515394



PARISH OFFICE OPENING HOURS:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.00am to 1.00pm 



Parish secretary:  Elmar Whelan  051 – 388129