St. Fintan’s Church, Raheen

Saturday Shanahoe Vigil: 7.30pm
Sunday: 11.00am Tobar an Léinn N.S.
Weekdays: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00am -  Red Cross Centre, Raheen (See Newsletter –  Mass times subject to change) First Friday Shanahoe: 7.30pm
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Vigil Mass Saturday eve: 7.30pm

Sunday: 9.30am

Wednesday: 10.00am

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The Parish Child Protection Policy

The Parish of Raheen values and encourages the participation of children and young people in parish liturgies and activities that enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional, social and intellectual development, and will work in a partnership way with parents at all times.

The Gospel of Christ invites us to cherish and affirm each child as a gift from God with an inherent right to dignity of life and bodily integrity which shall be respected, nurtured and protected by all. Everyone in the Church has an obligation to ensure that the fundamental rights of children are respected.

In keeping with this, we undertake to do all in our power to create safe environments where the welfare of children and young people is paramount. This duty of care extends to all the many and varied ways that children share in the life of the Church in our parish and diocese.

Partnership with Civil Authorities

Our Parish is committed to working in partnership with the civil authorities to ensure that all aspects of child welfare are managed justly and promptly. We will adhere to statutory policy, notably ‘Children First’: National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children (1999). All child protection concerns shall be reported to the civil authorities without delay.


The diocese of Kildare and Leighlin is committed to following best practice as specified by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC). Our diocesan child protection procedures are set out in our publication – ‘Kildare & Leighlin Diocese: Safeguarding Children Policy & Procedures’ (AUG. 2009).

As required of all church personnel in this diocese, we will adhere to ‘Kildare & Leighlin Diocese: Safeguarding Children Policy & Procedures’ (AUG. 2009).

Signed: James Kelly  P.P.

If you have a concern contact the Raheen Parish Designated Persons: Micheal Delaney, Shanahoe. or the Diocesan Designated Delegate. Msgr. John McDonald at 045 441369.
Duty Social Worker can be contacted 9am – 5pm (Laois) 057 867 8236, (Offaly) 057 932 2488. HSE National information line 1850 24 1850. Outside of these hours contact the Garda Siochana. Abbeyleix 057 873 1202. Portlaoise 057 862 1105

Click here for Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN Policy and Procedures