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

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.
Saturday: 10am

Holy Days Weekday Holy Day Mass Times:
6.15pm Vigil
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 5pm to 6pm Monday to Friday.
Sacrament of Reconciliation After 10am Novena Mass on Saturdays
Parish Office The Parish Office is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.
Parish Shop The Parish Shop is open Monday-Thursday 10am-1pm and 2pm-4:30pm, Friday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.30pm.
Baptisms 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, after 12:30pm Mass.


Mass for our Bereaved

November 3, 2023

Annual Mass at which we remember all who died during the past year will be celebrated in the Cathedral at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8th November. We invite you to join us in prayer and support


Mass in St Mary’s Cemetery

July 10, 2023

The decision has been made that the cemetery Mass in St Mary’s Cemetery will go ahead at 7.30pm this evening, don’t forget to bring your brolly!

Cemetery Mass

June 16, 2023

St Mary’s Cemetery Mass

Monday 10th July  7:30pm


St. Laserian’s School, The Youth Centre, Nua (formerly Braun), Carlow Town Hurling Club,

 O’Hanrahan’s GAA Club

Ministers of Holy Communion are asked to assemble at the Altar area at 7.15pm


Holy Week Ceremonies 2023

April 6, 2023


Mass of the Lord’s Supper— Thursday 7.30pm

Private Adoration until 11pm


Solemn Celebration of the Passion— Friday 3pm


Prayer at the Cross Friday 8pm

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Bishop Denis’ Easter Message

April 6, 2023

Bishop Denis Nulty –  An Easter Message

The Collect for Easter Sunday acknowledges that God has “conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity[1]. It is a powerful recognition that the act of resurrection has opened for all of us a pathway to eternity. It is a recognition we will hear…

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