Notices

Lough Derg

 has been welcoming pilgrims for over a thousand years. In the past 150 years, over 2 million people have spent time in prayer and contemplation on the Holy Island. Stories about Lough Derg and the legendary Three Day Pilgrimage have spanned the centuries and as far back as records go, have been associated with St…

Relay for Life

        takes place in Derry Rovers Football Club Edenderry, on Saturday 9th of September at 3pm and will take place for 24 hours. Candle Bags are available in Today Supermarket, Derrinturn.

Heritage Week in County Kildare Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th August 2017 

        Tower of Allen on the Hill of Allen will be open as follows: Saturday 19th to Sunday 27th August (inclusive) from 10am to 6pm. Just 10km from Newbridge and Kildare and 18km from Carbury this magnificent tower was built in 1859 by Sir Gerald George Aylmer. The tower commands extensive views of the surrounding countryside. On each step of the tower is inscribed the names of the men and women who built it.…

Graveyard Notice

Dogs are excluded from cemeteries out of respect for our dead and the accidental fouling of graves, which can occur. This is also protects the health of children and those who come to pray at the graveside. Also, it is for this reason that dogs are banned in the playgrounds of our schools, i.e. to…

Carbury Community Employment Scheme currently has a Vacancy for Grounds person.

  Location: Derrinturn. Duties: grass cutting, weed control, hedge cutting, litter control, flower and shrub bed maintenance. To apply for this vacancy please contact The Dept. of Social Protection and quote Job Reference No. ES-2007966. The Closing Date is Friday, 25th August 2017. For further information on the above vacancies, please contact Carbury Community Employment…

Fun, friendship and faith on the menu for Kildare and Leighlin Diocesan family picnic in Punchestown Sunday 27th August from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m

  Bishop Denis Nulty, is inviting families across the 56 parishes of the diocese of Kildare and Leighlin to a ‘Picnic in Punchestown’ on the last Sunday of August. The picnic is part of diocesan preparations for next year’s World Meeting of Families and is also an opportunity to reach out to all families of…

Carbury Community Employment Scheme currently has three vacancies.

  Secretary: Job No. 2031531. Location: Parish Office, Derrinturn. Duties: receptionist, answering telephone, taking messages, record keeping, updating parish registers, filing documents, compiling weekly newsletter.   Grounds person: Job No. 2007966. Location: Kilshanroe Church/Grounds. Duties: maintenance of graveyard, grass cutting, weed control, hedge cutting, litter control, flower and shrub bed maintenance.   Grounds person: Job…

Car Key Found

in Derrinturn on Tuesday last, 8th of August. If you lost a Key please call the Parish office on 046 9553355

Cooleragh/Staplestown Parish Annual Fundraiser

   Garden Party On The Lawns of the Parochial House Cooleragh takes place Sunday 13th August 2pm to 5pm. Tickets €50. Your support will be appreciated. If you would like to book a table please call Catherine on 087 9078395. Music all day and this year as usual they will have a Raffle, Bouncing Castles…

Message from Pope Francis

  017-07-31 L’Osservatore Romano Dear brothers and sisters, Good Morning! The parable discourse of Jesus which groups seven parables in the 13th chapter of Matthew’s Gospel concludes with today’s three similar stories: the hidden treasure (v 44), the fine pearl (45-46) and the fishing net (v. 47-48). I will pause on the first two [parables]…
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