Advent – Week One – Waiting in Hope Longing for Peace

Published on 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

Published on 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

Published on 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

Published on 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…


Published on 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…


Published on 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   …


Published on 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…


Published on May 23, 2022

St. Charles de Foucauld 

This Sunday Blessed Charles de Foucauld is to be canonised. I invited Mgr. John McEvoy, who has been in the position of Priest Responsible for the European Region (2011-2017) in the Jesus Caritas Priests’ Fraternity to address the…

Pope Francis appoints Fr John McEvoy as “Chaplain to His Holiness”

Published on August 26, 2021

Pope Francis appoints Fr John McEvoy as “Chaplain to His Holiness”

I am delighted to announce today that Pope Francis has honoured Fr John McEvoy, Parish Priest of Rathvilly and Vice President of Carlow College St Patricks, appointing him as a “Chaplain to…

The Permanent Diaconate

Published on December 11, 2020

We congratulate Liam Dunne, Carlow who will be ordained a Permanent Deacon this Saturday, 12th December by Bishop Denis Nulty in Carlow Cathedral at 3 p.m. Liam will join Rathvilly Kiltegan Parish Team from next weekend.

The Permanent Diaconate
The Diaconate is an ordained ministry which is rooted in scripture. Chapter 6 of the…