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
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 4pm to 6pm Monday to Friday.
Sacrament of Reconciliation After 10am Novena Mass on Saturdays
Parish Shop The Parish Office is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.


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.


Below is an…

Safeguarding Sunday – 19/09/2021

September 14, 2021
  • Safeguarding Sunday
    On Sunday 19th September the Diocese celebrates Safeguarding Sunday. On this day we turn the spotlight on safeguarding and remind our communities and parish personnel that protecting vulnerable people is at the heart of the Christian message. Safeguarding Sunday is about creating an opportunity for parishes to find out all the…

Updated Shop Opening Times

August 16, 2021

The Parish Centre Shop will be opening Monday, 10am to 3.30pm, Tuesday 10.30am to 1pm and Friday 10.30am to 1pm this week only (beginning 16th August).

Diocesan Appointments 2021

June 29, 2021

Diocesan Appointments 2021

This past 15 months have seen huge upheaval for us all: an upheaval that has given us time to reflect and re-evaluate how we do things. It is in this vein of a changing landscape that I announce the diocesan appointments this year. While at first glance there may seem to be…

Sacramental Dates 2021

June 24, 2021

First Reconciliation:

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th September: Bishop Foley – 7pm both nights

Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th September: Scoil Mhuire gan Smál – 7pm both nights


First Communion:

Saturday 18 September: Scoil Mhuire gan Smál – 11.30am and 2.30pm

Saturday 25th September: Bishop Foley – 11.30am and 2.30pm

(Please contact the school for class…

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