Timetable for Holy Week & Easter Ceremonies

Penance Services

Crucixifion above Bishops GravesPenance Service in Askea on Monday 2nd April at 7.30pm
Penance Service in the Cathedral on Thursday 10th April at 7.30pm


Holy Thursday

Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.
(Trócaire Boxes should be brought to this Mass).

Confessions: After the Mass of the Lord’s Supper until 9pm

Good Friday

The Passion of the Lord: 3.00pm
Christians Around the Cross: 8.30pm

Confessions: 10am – 12noon and after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper until 9pm.

Please note: Good Friday – The Christians Around the Cross Liturgy will take place in 3 stages Stage 1 – Liturgy in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland 7.30pm, Askea 7.45pm and Graiguecullen at 7pm. You are invited to attend the Liturgy in any of the above Churches after which all will proceed to the Cathedral via the Courthouse.
Stage 2 – Assemble at Courthouse 8.25pm and process with Cross to the Cathedral.
Stage 3 – Prayer around the Cross in the Cathedral at 8.30pm

Holy Saturday

Candle - EasterBlessing of Food: 10.00am
Easter Vigil Mass: 9.30pm
(Please Note: No 6.15pm Mass)

Confessions: 11am – 12.30pm

Easter Sunday

Mass Times: 8.30am, 11.00am, 12.30pm

(N.B. No Evening Mass on Easter Sunday )

‘The Lord is Risen, He has truly Risen, Alleluia’

Christmas at the Cathedral 2013 – Mass Times

Confession: Monday 23rd December 10.30am – 12.30pm and Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve) 10.30am – 12.30pm

Mass Times for the Christmas Season:

Christmas Eve 7.00pm Vigil Mass (Liturgy for Children) and Midnight Mass (11pm will be broadcast on TV for an Irish Audience)

Christmas Day: 8.30am, 10.00 am(will be broadcast on TV for a European audience), 12.30pm – (No 7pm Mass on Christmas Day)

Thursday 26th December - Saturday  5thJanuary:  10am

Saturday 28th December : 6.15pm Vigil Mass

Sunday 29th December: 8.30am, 11am, 12.30pm, 7pm

Feast of the Epiphany: Sunday 5th Jan 7pm
Monday 6th January – ( 7.30am, 11am, 7pm)

Tuesday 7th January Normal Mass Times resume (Tuesday – Friday 7.30am, 10am, Sat 10am)

Barrow Valley Group

Paintings from scenes along the river Barrow on display in the George Bernard Shaw Theatre until Saturday 30th November.  Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 5.30pm and Sunday 2pm – 5pm.  Admission Free.

Winter Market in aid of the Carers Association

Winter Market in aid of the Carers Association will take place in the Youth Centre, Green Lane, Carlow on Sunday 24th November from 9am – 3pm.  Anyone interested in setting up a stall contact Lorraine on 087 7108240.

Race Night in the Talbot Hotel

Knockbeg College Parents Council are holding a Race Night int he Talbot Hotel on Friday 22nd November at 8.30pm.  All welcome.  Contact Yvonne 086 8934002.

Pre-Marriage Course

Pre-Marriage Course taked palce on Friday and Saturday 10th and 11th January 2014 in St Catherine’s Community Service Centre, Carlow.  Booking on line at  For further information contact Mary at 059 9138738.

‘Strictly Come Dancing’

Carlow National School/ GRS United ‘ Strictly Come Dancing’ Saturday 24th November at 8pm, Dolmen Hotel. Admission €20. Tickets can be purchased from Boscos, Dolmen Hotel and Carlow National School (before 12.30). For info contact Maeve on 087 7803089

Race Night

Knockbeg College Parents Council are hosting a Race Night in the Talbot Hotel, Carlow on Friday 22nd November at 8.30pm. All welcome. Contact Yvonne Roche on 086 8934002

Handbags and Gladrags Sale of Work

Handbags and Gladrags Sale of Work in aid of St Lazerian’s School Playground in Askea Parish Centre on Sunday December 1st from 11am – 5pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Contact Millie 087 9146984 with donations.

Episcopal Ordination of Denis Nulty as Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin

Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow

Watch the ordination ceremony on 4th August live via – or Cathedral Webcam, broadcast begins at 2.40pm. Also download ordination booklet.

Welcome to all our viewers to – our broadcast will begin at approx 2.40pm and the ceremony will begin at 3pm.

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