Blessing of Throats

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:

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

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

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

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…

Leighlin Parish Fundraising Draw results – August 2022

1st Prize €2,000     Ann Curran

2nd Prize €1,000   James & Mia Lawler

3rd Prize    €200    Kathy McNally

4th Prize    €200    Lillian Watchorn

5th Prize    €200    Hana Sieber

6th Prize    €200    Jim & Kitty Sheehy

7th Prize    €200    Aileen Nevin

Promoters Prizes 4 x €50 …

Leighlin Parish Fundraising Draw Results – July 2022

1st Prize    €2,000      Peggy & Jim Kinsella

2nd Prize  €1,000      Ava Keating

3rd Prize   €200         Ann Brennan

4th Prize   €200         John Paul & Kathy Gahan

5th Prize   €200         John Kelly

6th Prize   €200         John Connolly

7th Prize   €200 …

Leighlin Parish Fundraising Draw Results – June 2022

€2,000         Lauren Dunne

€1,000          Ivor Fennell

€200             Ber Irwin

€200             Tess Connolly

€200             Pat Keating

€200             Michelle Pender

€200             Ann Meaney

Promoter’s Prizes…

SuperBowl GoFundMe

Please support the SuperBowl GoFundMe to help maintain & keep this facility accessible to all the People of Leighlin Parish & beyond. Thank you for your continued support.


Leighlin Parish Fundraising Draw Results – May 2022

1st Prize  €2,000      The 3 M’s

2nd Prize €1,000      Lorraine Doyle

3rd Prize € 200         Arnie Mahon

4th Prize €200          P.J. & Anne Nolan

5th Prize €200          The Orchard Lane Ladies

6th Prize €200          Claire Lennon