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.


Arrangements for Cemetery Mass Update

July 6, 2024
Based on feedback, having reviewed the situation in terms of car parking at the
Based on feedback, having reviewed the situation in terms of car parking at the Annual St Mary’s Cemetery Mass on Monday, 8th July, 7.30pm, a certain amount of parking will now be facilitated on the grounds of the graveyard for people…

Arrangements for Cemetery Mass

July 5, 2024

Mass begins at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Cemetery Monday 8th of July.

Due to health and safety concerns no cars will be allowed in the Cemetery. People can be dropped off at any one of the entrances. We suggest you arrive early as we expect a high volume of traffic, bring a chair if you…

St. Mary’s Cemetery Mass 2024

June 7, 2024

The Annual Mass in St. Mary’s Cemetery  will be celebrated on Monday, 8th July, at 7.30pm

Holy Week at the Cathedral

March 22, 2024

Monday to Wednesday, Masses 7.30am and 10am

Sacrament of Reconciliation each morning after the 10am Mass

Stations of the Cross — Monday after 10am Mass

Chrism Mass — Monday 7.30pm

Penitential Service— Tuesday 7.30pm



Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm

Private Adoration until 11pm


Solemn Celebration of…

Bishop Denis’ Christmas Message

December 21, 2023

Kildare & Leighlin Christmas Message

There is something about a baby that captures all our attention. It’s magnetic. Even the most stubborn heart softens in the presence of a new born baby. I saw it recently on a visit to bless a school extension, in the staff room later when their colleague on maternity leave, called…

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