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Kildare & Leighlin Diocese has 56 parishes and a Catholic population of nearly 250,000. You can find out more about our diocese and our services on our diocesan website - KandLe.ie - along with accessing our pastoral resources. www.KandLe.ie  

This past 12 months has changed the face of parish for all of us – Bishop Nulty

It is good for us to ask what we understand by parish now … ?” Homily by Bishop Denis Nulty at the Chrism Mass in Carlow Cathedral

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Stations of the Cross – Monasterevin Parish Church

A special recording of the Stations of the Cross from Monasterevin Parish Church for Holy Week 2021.

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Lent 2021 – Message from Bishop Denis Nulty

As we begin the season of Lent, Bishop Denis Nulty offers us all a reflection on this season of grace which invites us to return to the Lord.

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How to make a St Brigid’s Cross

A step by step demonstration of how to make a St Brigid’s Cross. Recorded in Kildare Town at Feile Bride 2013.

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Waiting in Hope – Bishop Denis Nulty Advent 2020

Address given by Bishop Denis Nulty at the at ‘Waiting in Hope” liturgy which took place in Carlow Cathedral on 1st Sunday of Advent 2020

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Celebrating Sacraments of Initiation during Covid

Maeve Mahon discusses how parishes are celebrating First Communion and Confirmation within the necessary Covid restrictions 

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Come to me all you who labour and overburdened …

In his reflection on the Gospel passage Matthew 11:25-30, Bishop-Elect Paul Dempsey reflects on how his family coped with the burden of losing their mother and the comfort that comes from our Christian faith

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2020 KandLe Pilgrimage to Knock on-line

Bishop Denis extends an invitation to join the Kandle Diocesan Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Trinity Sunday, 7th June. The ceremonies begin at 2.30pm via knockshrine.ie 

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Memories of my ordination – Fr David Vard

As the Church marks Vocations Sunday 2020, Fr David recalls his memories of the ordination ceremony in 2017 when he became the youngest priest in Ireland.

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Seeing Resurrection in the wounded side of Christ

In his homily for Divine Mercy Sunday Fr Sean Maher reflected on his recent visit to anoint Covid 19 patients in Naas Hospital 

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How could nails hold God to a Cross?

In his homily on Divine Mercy Sunday, Fr John Harris OP quoted St Catherine of Siena saying it was love that held our Lord to the Cross

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We are all ministering to one another …

In his Easter message, Bishop Denis Nulty reflects on a Holy Week like no other as he prays God’s blessing on the people of the diocese, mindful of the challenges facing so many.

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Jesus kneels so that we may stand and witness to him

At the Mass of the Last Supper Bishop Denis Nulty recalled the rituals of Holy Thursday and his parents washing of each other’s feet in memory of Jesus

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There is much to do …. Bishop Denis Nulty

Speaking at the Chrism Mass in Carlow Cathedral Bishop Nulty said “There is much to do in the new Church that must be born out of this current crisis.”

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Message for NS Boards of Management – Bishop Nulty

Bishop Denis Nulty encourages Primary Schools Boards to find ways to meet digitally and to reach out to their school community in these difficult times.

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Being Church online for one another

Bishop Denis Nulty on the challenge of connecting with one another in these difficult times and celebrating Holy Week at home

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I thank you for all your sacrifices these special days – Bishop Nulty

Full recording of the service of Consecration of Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary from Carlow Cathedral

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Welcoming New Boards of Management – Bishop Denis Nulty

Bishop Denis Nulty extends a warm welcome and thanks to the incoming Boards of the 163 Primary schools in Kildare & Leighlin Diocese

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Christmas Reach Out 2019 – Bishop Denis Nulty

Bishop Denis Nulty introduces the 2019 Reach Out gift that will be distributed from all churches in Kildare & Leighlin in Advent.

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Preparing for Confirmation – Bishop Denis Nulty

Bishop Denis Nulty talks to Maeve Mahon about the preparing for the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation.

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Sunday Mass Digging Deeper (Part 4)

In the final part of this four part series exploring the Mass, Julie Kavanagh and Fr David Vard reflect on the Concluding Rites of the Mass.

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Sunday Mass Digging Deeper (Part 3)

In the third part of this four part series exploring the Mass, Julie Kavanagh and Fr David Vard reflect on the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

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Sunday Mass Digging Deeper (Part 2)

In the second part of this four part series exploring the Mass, Julie Kavanagh and Fr David Vard reflect on the Liturgy of the Word.

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Sunday Mass Digging Deeper (Part 1)

Julie Kavanagh and Fr David Vard present a new four part series on the Mass, starting with exploring the Introductory Rites

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