The Sacrament of Baptism is the basis of our spiritual Christian life. It is the doorway to the other Sacraments. In Baptism, we are absolved of original sin and reborn as children of God and welcomed into our spiritual family of the Church.
Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation we ask for God's forgiveness and grace for our sins committed after Baptism. We express our sincere sorrow for our sins and the offense committed against Him. By our act of contrition we are reconciled with the Church and with God.
Through the celebration of the Eucharist we express our unity with the Church. The sacrament symbolises the new covenant given to us by God with the promise of eternal life. Jesus said, 'Take, eat, this is my body. Take, drink, this is my blood. Do this in my memory'
Through the Sacrament of Confirmation we are enriched with the strength of the Holy Spirit to act as witnesses of Christ. While Baptism welcomes us into the family of God, Confirmation requires of us to take personal responsibility to defend by word and deed our faith.
Matrimony is raised by Jesus to the dignity of sacrament whereby a couple establish themselves as a partnership in the Catholic community.
Through the Sacrament of Holy Orders a man becomes a spiritual leader to minister to the Catholic community.
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick confers God's grace and peace on those who are suffering in mind and body.
Your personal data – what is it?
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation or the GDPR.
Who are we?
Huntstown-Littlepace Parish, is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
How do we process your personal data?
Huntstown-Littlepace Parish, complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data. We use your personal data for the following purposes:
What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other clergy or staff of the parish for purposes connected with the parish. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide Administrative Regulations and Guidelines for Parishes for Parish Priests of the Archdiocese of Dublin. Specifically, we retain donation declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate and parish registers permanently (baptisms, marriages, confirmations and in some instances burials).
Your rights and your personal data
Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose not covered by this Data Privacy Notice we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please contact the Huntstown-Littepace Parish Secretary / Parish Priest at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
You can contact the Data Protection Commissioners Office on 00353 57 8684800 or Lo-Call 1890 252 231 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The postal addresses are:
Data Protection Commissioner
21 Fitzwilliam Square
Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus