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

Cathedral of the Assumption

Carlow Cathedral

All Masses Masses are online only from December 26th 2020.

The Cathedral will be open to the public for private prayer from 11am in the mornings until 6pm in the evenings. We would ask you to adhere to the Covid Guidelines, sanitise as you enter the Cathedral and Social Distance from others.

The Cathedral Parish Office and Shop will remain closed during the current restrictions.

For Anniversary Mass bookings, Mass cards or any other requirements please phone 059 9164087 during office hours 9am - 5pm where you will be assisted.
Sunday Masses 6.15pm Saturday
10.30am Sunday

Sunday Masses will be recorded and can be accessed at https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/carlow-cathedral
Weekday Masses Monday to Saturday: 10am
Holy Hour Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7pm - 8pm on webcam.
Sacrament of Reconciliation Please contact the Presbytery or Parish Centre to request the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Radio Frequency: 107.9FM


Easter Blessings

April 6, 2021

Easter Blessings

The Lord is risen Alleluia!  We are a chosen and promised people, redeemed by the love and mercy of God.  We celebrate our faith and hope in the love of God which has been revealed to us in the resurrection of his son. The promise of eternal life has…

Easter Week Schedule

March 30, 2021

Easter Week Mass Schedule

Monday 5th, Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th – Mass at 10am

Thursday, Friday and Saturday – Mass at 10am and 1pm

The Cathedral will be open for private prayer everyday 2 to 6pm….

Exposition Monday to Friday 4-6pm

Holy Hour on Webcam Friday evening 7-8pm


Bishop Denis Nulty’s Confirmation Message 2021

March 3, 2021

Please click the link below to view Bishop Nulty’s message for Confirmation 2021



Bishop Nulty’s Pastoral Letter for Lent 2021

February 13, 2021

Lent reminds us the Lord is always with us


Ash Wednesday is a day of huge significance for us as members of the Christian community. On that day we begin our journey of Lent, forty days of turning back to God, forty days of re-examining our lives through the lens of our faith, forty…

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