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


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