St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick's Day
5th Sunday of Lent 5th Sunday of Lent
5th Sunday of Lent 5th Sunday of Lent
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

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Mass at 9.30 a.m.
Easter Penance Service Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.
Holy Thursday, 28th March Mass of the Lord's Supper at 8 p.m.
Good Friday Stations of the Cross 12 Noon
Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3 p.m.
Holy Saturday Vigil Mass 8.30 p.m.
No Eucharistic Adoration on Good Friday
Sunday Mass at 11.00 a.m.

Church of the Assumption

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper at 6 p.m.

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

St Brigid's Church, Talbotstown

Good Friday Celebration of the Lord's Passion 6 p.m.
Easter Sunday Mass at 9.30 a,m,

Upcoming Events

Weekly Notices

5th Sunday of Lent Deacon: Rev Liam Dunne

March 15, 2024

John 12:20-33 All people

Did you notice that the Greeks in today’s Gospel never actually go to meet Jesus?  They come to Jerusalem as travellers, outsiders, hoping to see Jesus in person.  But when Philip and Andrew relay the request, Jesus began to talk about how his ‘hour’ is coming.  It’s the last we hear…


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)

Wednesday 13th March 2024

Numbers: 05, 10, 12, 13

 One €10,000 Jackpot Winner

Congratulations to Rhyan, Ava, Lily & Maisie,

Promoter Anne Kenny from Hacketstown Parish

         23 Match 3s get €44 each

WINNER                   …


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…


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”

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

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…

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