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 (from Tuesday 7th June 2022) The Parish Office is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm.
Parish Shop The Parish Shop is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 3.30pm.


Writings of the late Fr John Cummins

October 3, 2022
A selection of writings by the late Fr John Cummins has been published by his family. It contains reflections and Homily Scripts that were stored on his computer. His family have very kindly compiled them in book form and it is available in the…

Death notice of Sr Dolores Fitzgerald RIP

May 11, 2022
Sr Dolores Fitzgerald
It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Sr Dolores early this morning. She was such a large part of our Community, Parish and Dioceses and will be greatly missed by all. We have such lovely memories of this kind,…

Benemerenti medal to be awarded to Sr Dolores

April 4, 2022

It brings us great joy to announce that during the 10am Mass on Saturday 9th April, Sr Dolores will be presented with the Benemerenti Medal. The Benemerenti Medal is a medal awarded by the Pope to members of the clergy and laity for service to the Catholic Church.

Sr Dolores has been a stalwart presence in the Parish of Carlow Cathedral and the medal…

Requiem Mass of Bishop Jim Moriarty

March 31, 2022

Please see link below for recording of the Requiem Mass for Bishop Jim Moriarty celebrated in the Cathedral on Wednesday 30th March at 12pm.


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Removal of the remains of Bishop Jim Moriarty 28th March 2022

March 29, 2022

James Moriarty,

Bishop Emeritus of Kildare & Leighlin

Milltown / Clontarf / Carlow


Peacefully, in the devoted care of Cherryfield Lodge, Nursing Home, Milltown. Predeceased by his brother Aidan. Dearly loved and sadly missed by his brothers Michael and Denis, sister Ann, sisters-in-law Mary, Anne and…

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