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

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Mass Times

Carlow Cathedral

All Masses Masses are available via the Cathedral webcam and on FM radio during the Covid_19 outbreak.

Schedule from 7th October 2020

Church Opening Hours: 2pm - 6pm
Sunday Masses 6.15pm Saturday
10.30am Sunday
Weekday Masses Monday to Friday: 10am and 1pm
Saturday: 10am Novena and 1pm
Adoration Every Day from 4pm to 6pm
Guided Holy Hour Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 7pm to 8pm
Radio Frequency: 107.9FM


Cathedral Schedule for Phase 5 Restrictions

October 21, 2020

Due to level 5 Restrictions the Cathedral will close for public Masses after 1pm today. Below is the schedule for online Mass times and the public opening hours of the Cathedral until further notice:

Schedule from 22nd October 2020

Church Opening Hours: 2pm – 6pm

Sunday Masses: 6.15pm Saturday, 10.30am Sunday

Weekday Masses: Monday to…

Welcome Fr Tom, Fr Gaspar and Fr Yanbo

September 14, 2020

We welcome Fr Tom, Fr Gaspar and Fr Yanbo to the Cathedral Parish and we keep them in our prayers as they take up their new ministries.

They have each kindly composed short biographies for the website which can be found here

Safeguarding Sunday – 13th September 2020

September 10, 2020

Safeguarding Message for Safeguarding Sunday 2020

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 13 September 2020

The place of young people in the heart of our diocese, our parishes, our church

Last September we celebrated our very first Safeguarding Sunday in the diocese. This year to coincide…

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