2nd Sunday of Lent Deacon: Rev Liam Dunne

Published on February 23, 2024

Mark 9:2-10    Listen to him

Today’s Gospel is from a carefully constructed centre of Mark’s Gospel (8:22 – 10:52).  It is no coincidence that Mark framed this section with the healing of two blind men (8:22; 10:46).  Peter knows that Jesus is the Messiah but he does not grasp the full picture (8:32 8), a…

Irish Episcopal Conference Message regarding the Referendums on March 8th

Published on February 23, 2024

Irish Episcopal Conference Message regarding the Referendums on March 8th

Upon his arrival in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families on 25 August 2018, Pope Francis met at Dublin Castle with representatives of civil, cultural and religious life, including the Taoiseach and members of the Government. Pope Francis said he was visiting Ireland to…


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)

Wednesday 21st February 2024

Numbers: 13, 20, 23, 28

No €11,000 Jackpot Winner

         17 Match 3s get €59 each


WINNER                                             PROMOTER                     PARISH

Mary Phelan                                     Marian Phelan               Mountmellick

Aaron Heffernan                              Lotto Office                   Newbridge

Bridie Kiernan                                  Lotto…


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…


Published on August 9, 2020

Loving and healing God,
we, the people of Kildare & Leighlin turn to you in prayer,
confident that you are with us and with all people in every moment.
We stand before you as people of hope, trusting in your care and protection.
May your faithful love…


Published on May 30, 2020

A reminder of Fr Cristian Pista who spent last July in our Parish. Since September
2019 he is back in Marsabit Diocese in a desert area of Kenya near Lake Turkana.
He is in charge of developing the new parish of Turbi. The project of building a