Our Parish

Our parish aim is to be a vibrant Christian Community. We want to welcome and involve all members of our parish, so that we may all “have life and live it to the full.” We are committed to the Gospel of Christ, to living it ourselves and to sharing it with others.

There are many groups and individuals involved in a variety of services and agencies contributing to the life of our parish and building up the Body of Christ.

Our parish church is the Cathedral of the Assumption; it is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. We are glad to welcome all the people of the diocese to join with us at diocesan celebrations. Our Bishop is Denis Nulty. There are approx. 2,560 homes in our parish, that is a population of 8,000.

We extend a warm invitation to all parishioners, both to those who have been here for some time and to newcomers, to participate in the life of the Parish. We hope that you will find these pages are some benefit to you. We pray that the joy of the Lord may be your strength.

John Cummins Adm.

Cathedral of the Assumption


Sunday Masses:
Sat. Vigil:- 6.15pm (’As Gaeilge’ 1st & 2nd Sat. Oct. to May)
Sunday:- 8.30am 11.00am 12.30pm & 7.00pm

Weekday Masses:
Monday to Friday:- 7:30am & 10.00am
Saturday:- 10.00am – Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Holy Hour: Every Friday - 7:00pm

Recent Churches Notices

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)

National Church Collection for Syria and Philippines

National Church Collection for Syria and Philippines was €5085.74. Thanks to all for your support.

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