Welcome to our Parish

Our parish aim is to be a vibrant Christian Community. We want to welcome and involve all members of our parish, so that we may all “have life and live it to the full.” We are committed to the Gospel of Christ, to living it ourselves and to sharing it with others. Our Parish vision is based on our Creed - the awesome wonder of the Father, knowledge of and relationship with the Son and confidence that we are continuously nurtured and inspired by the Spirit. 

There are many groups and individuals involved in a variety of services and agencies contributing to the life of our parish and building up the Body of Christ.

Our parish church is the Cathedral of the Assumption; it is the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. We are glad to welcome all the people of the diocese to join with us at diocesan celebrations. Our Bishop is Denis Nulty. There are approx. 2,560 homes in our parish, that is a population of 8,000.

We extend a warm invitation to all parishioners, both to those who have been here for some time and to newcomers, to participate in the life of the Parish. We hope that you will find these pages are some benefit to you. We pray that the joy of the Lord may be your strength.

Fr Thomas O'Byrne Adm

GDPR Statement: https://carlowcathedral.ie/gdpr-statement-2/
Child Safeguarding Statement: https://www.kandle.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Safeguarding-Policy-2018.pdf

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Mass Times

Carlow Cathedral

All Masses The use of face masks and social distancing is still in effect for all Masses in the Cathedral.
Sunday Masses 6.15pm Saturday.
8.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm and 7pm Sunday.

Radio Frequency: 107.9FM

Weekday Masses Monday to Friday: 7.30am, 10am and 1pm.
Saturday: 10am, 1pm
Holy Days Weekday Holy Day Mass Times:
6.15pm Vigil
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 4pm to 6pm Monday to Friday.
Sacrament of Reconciliation After 10am Novena Mass on Saturdays
Parish Office and Shop The Parish Office and shop are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.30pm.


Feast of the Epiphany

January 4, 2022

Feast of the Epiphany, Thursday 6th January

Vigil Mass – Wednesday evening 6.15pm.

Masses on Thursday 7.30am, 10.30am and 7pm

Christmas Mass Schedule 2021

December 14, 2021

Advent and Christmas Schedule at the Cathedral

Advent Taizé Prayer Friday evening the 10th and 17th December 7.30 to 8.30pm – Come prepare the way of the Lord with us!


Cathedral Carol Service Saturday 18th December at 8.30pm (Booking essential)



Christmas Carol Service

December 6, 2021


Saturday 18th December – 8.30pm to 9.30pm

Heralding the arrival of Christmas ~ an intimate, candlelit service of music and Carols woven around the Christmas story – celebrating the true spirit of the season ~ a spirit of hope, peace, joy and love

Devotion to the “Two Hearts”

September 20, 2021

Fr Yanbo Chen has undertaken to being the devotion to the “Two Hearts” to Carlow Cathedral.


The Alliance of the Two Hearts 1st Friday – 1st Saturday Vigil of Reparation in honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary every 1st Friday beginning 1st October.


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