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Church of the Assumption, Tynock Church of the Assumption, Tynock
St. Patrick's Church, Rathvilly St. Patrick's Church, Rathvilly
St. Brigid's Church,Talbotstown St. Brigid's Church,Talbotstown


Dear brother, and sister, if your hands seem empty, if you think your heart is poor in love . . . the grace of God has appeared to shine forth in your life.
Pope Francis

Welcome to our Parish

The people of our parish show a great pride in our Churches and parish and we hope to continue the excellent work of our predecessors and the various organisations and committees within the parish.
If you contribute to the life of the parish by attending Mass and other celebrations, give your time and talents as a volunteer in one of the many lay ministries and/or provide financial support. We would like to offer our sincere thanks and encourage you to continue to be part of our parish family as it grows and develops.

Mass Times

St. Patrick's Rathvilly

Tuesday & Wednesday, 5th & 6th December Mass at 9.30 a.m.
Thursday, 7th December Vigil Mass at 7.30 p.m.
Rosary - each day before Mass
Friday, 8th December - Holy Day - Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass at 11.30 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration Friday 4 - 7 p.m.
Saturday Mass at 7.30 p.m.
Sunday Mass at 11.00 a.m.

Church of the Assumption

Sunday, 3rd December Mass at 9.30 a.m.
Friday, 8th December Mass at 9.40 a.m.

Note *** Masses for Tynock & Talbotstown rotate weekly, check times on the Newsletter or Focus.

St Brigid's Church, Talbotstown

Monday, 4th December Mass at 9.40 a.m.
Sunday, 10th December Mass at 9.30 a.m.

Weekly Notices

Advent – Week One – Waiting in Hope Longing for Peace

December 1, 2023

The Prayer of Advent:

Come, Lord Jesus
‘Come, Lord Jesus’ is the prayer and the cry of God’s
people in Advent. If we pause and look around our world, we
know that this is a prayer that needs to be prayed. In this year
we are praying especially across the diocese…

1st Sunday of Advent Deacon: Rev Liam Dunne

December 1, 2023

Mark 13:33-37      ‘Keep awake’

We begin Advent and a new Church year with a reading from a section of Mark’s Gospel known as the ‘Apocalyptic Discourse’.  This is Jesus’ farewell speech to his disciples where he describes catastrophes that lie ahead, such as the destruction of Jerusalem and its Holy Temple, persecutions, family divisions…

K & L Diocese – Secretarial Assistant

December 1, 2023

The Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin are seeking to recruit a secretarial assistant to work in our Diocesan Offices based in Bishop’s House in Carlow Town.

Background Information:

The Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin has a total of 56 parishes spread throughout all of County Carlow as well as parts of counties Kilkenny, Kildare,…

Rathvilly Tidy Towns 2023

November 3, 2023

Mark Awarded in 2022    320            Mark Awarded in 2023   327

With the results now released for the Tidy Towns Competition 2023, Rathvilly Tidy Towns are delighted to have been placed 4th in our category from 5th last year.  The judges were impressed with every aspect and provided an extremely…


September 24, 2023

First Penance  Talbotstown & Tynock NS
Wednesday 13th March @ 7pm Tynock Church

First Penance Rathvilly NS  Thursday 14th March @7pm Rathvilly Church

First Holy Communion
Talbotstown & Tynock NS Saturday 11th May @ 11am In Talbotstown Church

Rathvilly NS  Saturday 18th May @ 11am Rathvilly Church

Confirmation 2024
Rathvilly Talbotstown Tynock…


August 18, 2023

RATHVILLY KILTEGAN PARISH LOTTO  (Kildare & Leighlin Co-Op Lotto Draw)

Draw Results for Wednesday, 29th  November 2023

Numbers: 01, 13, 23, 26

One €17,000 Jackpot Winner from Abbeyleix Parish

Congratulations to ‘Two Amigos’ Promoter Fran Ruth 

16 Match 3s get €63 each

WINNER                                   PROMOTER                               PARISH

Aaron Kelly   …


June 9, 2023

A lovely community evening was held last Friday
night 2nd June to honour and celebrate our curate
Fr. Pat O’ Brien on his retirement.
A mass was co-celebrated by Bishop Denis Nulty, Fr. Pat,
Fr. John, and Deacon Liam in Tynock in the company of
many St. Patrick’s priests, community…

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