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 Public Worship resumes from Monday 10th May.

There will be two 'pods' within the Cathedral where the public can sit.

POD A will enter and exit through the side door on the right.

POD B will enter and exit through the main door.
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, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.30pm.


Announcing the Irish Church Music Association virtual Summer School –’Songs of Love, Faith, Trust & Praise’ – July 7th-10th 2021

June 3, 2021
  • Announcing the Irish Church Music Association virtual Summer School –’Songs of Love, Faith, Trust & Praise’ – July 7th-10th 2021

Streaming on ICMA Facebook and YouTube with workshops Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 8pm and on Saturday at 2pm, followed by closing Eucharist. No booking required. Free event.

An ICMA virtual choir will accompany…

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15th

June 3, 2021
  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – June 15th

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day serves as a call to organisations and communities to raise awareness about Elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. Research suggests that 4 – 10% of older people experience some form of abuse, most of which will go unreported. This day is…

Irish Volunteer Agency Creates Online Global Network

May 26, 2021
Viatores Christi, a faith-based development organisation has specialised in the recruitment, training and deployment of overseas volunteers since 1960. VC have just launched, along with our partner agencies in Volunteering for Humanity, a new Online Discussion Forum that is open to all!

The Forum is an online community that is free…

Stewards Needed

May 25, 2021

As we return to public worship we are keenly aware of the need to celebrate the Sacraments safely.

We are most grateful for the people who have volunteered to steward at both our weekday and weekend Masses. We urgently require more stewards for weekend Masses. If you are available and are willing to give one…

Are you being called to the Permanent Diaconate?  

May 25, 2021

Are you being called to the Permanent Diaconate?  

Permanent Deacons are ministers of the Word, the altar and service.


Bishop Denis is inviting expressions of interest in learning more about formation for the Permanent Diaconate in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin.

The Permanent Diaconate is open to men aged between 30 and…

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