Published on June 6, 2021

An invitation to all Leaving Certificate Students to attend Mass or join us on the Parish Webcam on Monday, 7th June at 11.00 a.m. to receive a Blessing before the Exams commence on Wednesday, 9th June.


Published on June 4, 2021

Reflection – June 2021

“Joy is the happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.”

(Brother David Steindl-Rast)

We stood before a thickly branched blue spruce that must be at least 70 feet tall. How different we were, the two of us looking out the window at the tree. A mid-80’s woman holding onto a walker for…

SACRED HEART NOVENA 3 – 11th June 2021

Published on June 3, 2021

Novena Prayer

Lord Jesus, you have said, ‘Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you’. I come to you in faith and trust, in love and hope. Let me know your closeness to me and your care for me and for all who are dear…


Published on May 28, 2021

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

  • Results for 2nd June,  2021       Numbers: 5 – 22 – 27 – 30
  • No €17,000 Jackpot winner        13 Match 3s get €77.00 each            One local winner:
  • Joe O’Brien. Promoter – Josie – Talbotstown Church.

PENTECOST – Come Holy Spirit

Published on May 21, 2021

Come, Holy Spirit

“Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it”          Psalm 81:10

Come, Holy Spirit,

Help me to replace the busyness of my life with a simpler lifestyle,

so I will focus on “the deeper things” in life and allow time for others.

Nourish my yearning to understand and to appreciate myself;



Published on May 21, 2021

The Focus Newsletter is back this week.  See copy attached.

The Month of Mary

Published on May 14, 2021


The month of Mary is set aside by the Church for special devotion and exercises in honour of the Mother of God.  The Irish name for the month “Bealtaine” is associated with a pre-Christian festival celebrated at this time of year, while the English word “May” is derived from the name…


Published on April 20, 2021
Rathvilly Kiltegan Parish Lotto in conjunction with Kildare & Leighlin Co-op Lotto takes place each Wednesday in Portlaoise.

Results for 19th May, 2021     Numbers: 5 – 15 – 17 – 25

No €15,000 Jackpot winner      19 Match 3s get  €53.00 each     Two local winners:

Keith Doyle – Promoter Trish…


Published on March 5, 2021

Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

Pope Francis announced a special year dedicated to St. Joseph starting from 8 December 2020 until

8 December 2021, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as the Patron

of the Universal Church, as well as the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception…

An Garda Síochána Crime Prevention Unit

Published on February 24, 2021

Important message from An Garda Síochána Crime Prevention Unit
Gardaí are receiving an ever increasing number of complaints in relation to fraudulent and illegal scams. The scams can come in the form of texts, emails, telephone calls to your mobile or landline or even through social media. They can be difficult to spot as…