Meditation of the Day

Published on January 21, 2022

MEDITATION OF THE DAY                                       Deacon: Liam Dunne.

“He came to Nazara where he had been brought up”

The hidden years at Nazareth remind us that God has in view always our needs and our trials.  Christ came on earth to save us.  His was the tremendous task of converting a hard-hearted world to a way…

St. Patrick’s Novena starting 19th January 2022

Published on January 19, 2022

HAIL GLORIOUS     Saint Patrick

9 WEEK NOVENA & HOLY MASS     7.00 p.m. each Wednesday

Week 1      Wednesday, 19th January               St. Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh

Week 2 Wednesday, 26th January          Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Slemish
Week 3  Wednesday, 2nd February         St. Patrick’s Church, Saul
Week 4  Wednesday, 9th February         …


Published on October 7, 2021

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

  • Results for 19th January, 2022 Numbers: 07 – 14 – 19 – 23.
  • Two people from Askea and Rhode shared the Jackpot and received €8,500 each.
  • 33 Match 3s get €31.00 each.

Three local winners this week – Anne Marie Molloy – Promoter Tommy…

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

Fr. Pat O’Brien

Published on March 29, 2020

29 March 1970-2020

This Sunday 29 March marks the Golden Jubilee of the Priestly Ordination of Fr Pat O’Brien, SPS CC, Kiltegan who has served in the Parish of Rathvilly and Kiltegan since September 2015. In 1970, Easter Sunday occurred on 29 March and, he says, it was a bitter cold day at Killamoate Church…


Published on August 9, 2019

A Web Camera is in operation in St. Patrick’s Church, Rathvilly
Our webcam statistics for the year – total views are: 10,596
Top 10 countries are: Ireland United Kingdom United States Italy Australia
Serbia Jordan Spain Austria.


Published on August 5, 2019

Dear people of Rathvilly & Kiltegan Parish
As I leave Ireland after my short visit I would like to let you know that my heart is
full of gratitude. I found a really warm welcoming community. I want sincerely to
THANK YOU for your generosity and help for my new task as…