Welcome to our Parish

We want to make it easy for everyone to know what is happening in our parish and how to join us in worship. Our parish website is our online way of extending an invitation to all who want to be part of our community.

The website includes Mass Times (see below), Weekly Newsletter, Contact Details and our Live Streaming of Mass and other liturgical celebrations. We also make it easy for you to donate to our parish with a secure and easy to use Online Donations page.

Thanks to all who support the work of Leighlin Parish. All are welcome in this place.

Mass Times

St. Lazerian's Church, Leighlinbridge

All masses available via webcam.

Saturday (Vigil) 7.30pm
Sunday 11.00am
Mon - Thurs 9.30am

St. Fintan’s Church, Ballinabranna

Sunday 9.30am
Friday 7.30pm

St Lazerian’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, Old Leighlin

Sunday 10.00am
5th Sunday of Month: 11.00a.m


Blessing of Throats

January 30, 2023

Blessing of Throats will take place in :

Leighlinbridge after 9.30am Mass  Thursday 2nd February

Ballinabranna after 7.30pm Mass  Friday 3rd February

Mass in honour of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI:

January 5, 2023

Mass in honour of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI:


Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow @ 10am


When news came through of the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI last Saturday morning, we were preparing for the funeral Mass of Sr. Emmanuel. Both of them died in their mid-nineties. Pope Emeritus Benedict was 95; Sr.…

Christmas Message 2022

December 22, 2022

You’ll never guess what Santa brought, a train set” the young boy tells his grandad early Christmas morning in the television advertisement. I think it’s an ad. for Barry’s Tea, but it always gets my vote for the best and simplest Christmas message.

Christmas is a time for gift-giving. Children, like that little boy in…

Review by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland

November 24, 2022

21st November, 2022

I am pleased to announce that the National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (the National Board) will be commencing their review of safeguarding practice in the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin on December 12th.


The National Board was established in 2006 to provide advice,…

“Put out into the Deep Water” A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Denis Nulty

October 20, 2022

Dear Priests, Deacons, Religious and Lay Faithful,


The scripture verse “put out into the deep water[1] comes from Luke’s gospel. It is the verse which has steered our Kildare & Leighlin conversation on the structures and supports we need to put in place as we plan for the future. These conversations have…

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