10th Sunday in Ordinary Time Deacon: Rev. Liam Dunne

Published on June 7, 2024

Mark 3:20-25   Out of his mind

The opposition to Jesus is growing.  His relatives think he has gone mad (3:20-21) and the scribes (teachers of the law) have arrived from Jerusalem, from headquarters, to see what Jesus is doing and saying.  The scribes are unwavering in their opposition to Jesus.  So far Jesus has been…


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, 5th June 2024


Numbers: 20, 28, 29, 31       No €20,000 Jackpot Winner

4 Match 3s get €250 each

WINNER                                   PROMOTER                               PARISH

Jack Cussen                            Michael Burke                          Mountmellick

Joe O’Brien                             John Turner                             Mountmellick

Joy Cush                                 Parish…


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

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…