Over the next two weekends, 108 young people were to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Kill and Ardclough churches. Regrettably these rescheduled Confirmation ceremonies will not take place under the new restrictions.
Fr Willie wishes to express his heartfelt disappointment to all the young people and their families who were preparing for their special day. He asks that all parishioners keep safe and help protect each other.
The message from Bishop Denis Nulty has informed all parishes to cancel all public Masses, Baptisms, etc. for the next two weeks. Funeral attendance will be limited to a maximum of 6 people indoor and 25 outdoor.
Mass Schedule for the next two weeks
There will be NO public Masses for the next two weeks. The normal schedule for Masses will take place behind closed doors in St Bridget’s church. These Masses can watched via the webcam (www.killparish.ie) or listen on the Radio Link (FM 106.6)
Saturday at 6.30pm / Sunday at 11.00am and 12.15pm
Monday – Friday at 10.00am
Message from Bishop Denis Nulty
In order to comply with latest measures from Government and Department of Health officials we are required to suspend all public Masses and gatherings in the Kildare, Laois and Offaly part of our diocese for a period of two weeks from midnight tonight, Friday, August 7th.
Attendance at a funeral service and burial or cremation ceremony should be limited to 25 outdoors. Indoor events connected to the funeral are limited to a maximum of 6 people according to these latest measures.
Places of worship remain open for private prayer, while Masses are to be held online.
I know this is very difficult news particularly for the 38 parishes of Kildare & Leighlin affected in this two week shutdown. I am also aware that Confirmations, First Communions, Baptisms, Marriages will have to be rescheduled once again. The measures around funerals announced this evening will have to be strictly adhered to in order to ease the spread of the virus.
Parishioners living in the counties affected are asked to very much abide by these measures so as to protect their own health and the health of all others particularly the vulnerable.
We will remember each other in prayer.
V. Rev William O’Byrne PP
Parochial House, Kill,
The idea of community in the Christian context finds its origins in the scriptures. We are told in the Acts of the Apostles that “the early Christians in meeting together supported each other and shared everything in common”.
Here in this parish of Kill, Ardclough and Johnstown we are constantly striving to build up an active, caring Christian Community. A large number of people are involved but we are always in need of more active support and help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us through the parish office for more information.
I would like to wish you and your family peace and contentment and that your time living in our community will be happy and fulfilled.
Willie O’Byrne P.P.
Rev. Matthew Kelly C.C.
60 Hartwell Green, Kill,
Kill: – Sat.: 6.30 p.m., Sun. 11.00 a.m. & 12.15 p.m.
Ardclough: – Sun.: 9.30 a.m.
Kill: – Mon. – Fri.: 10.00 a.m.
Kill: – Eve of Holiday: 6.30 p.m., Holiday: 10.00 a.m.
Ardclough: – Holiday: 8.00 p.m.
Ardclough: – 8.00 p.m.
Baptisms in the Parish of Kill take place most Saturdays by arrangements with the Parish Office.
N.B. At least two weeks notice required.
Enrolment Ceremony (2019):
* Sunday, 20th October in Kill at 12.15pm
* Sunday, 20th October in Ardclough at 9.30am
Rescheduled – First Confessions (2020):
* Monday, 7th, Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th September in Kill at 7.00pm
Rescheduled – First Communion Days (2020):
Saturday, 19th September at 10.00am & 12 noon
Sunday, 20th September at 2.00pm & 4.00pm
Saturday, 26th September at 10.00am & 12 noon
Saturday, 12th September at 11.00am & 2pm
Sunday, 13th September at 2.00pm & 4.00pm
Enrolment Ceremony (2019):
* Sunday, 1st December in Kill at 12.15pm
* Sunday, 1st December in Ardclough at 9.30am
Service of Light & Penance Service (2020):
* Thursday, 5th March in Kill at 8.00pm
* Monday, 2nd March in Ardclough at 8.00pm
Rescheduled – Confirmation Day (2020):
Saturday, 8th August at 10.00am, 12noon,
2.00pm and 4.00pm
Sunday, 9th August at 2.00pm and 4.00pm
Saturday, 15th August at 12noon and 2.00pm
If you wish to marry according to the rites and celebrations of the Catholic Church, please contact one of the priests of the parish to discuss and prepare plans for your marriage.
Regulations state that at least three months notice be given and a pre-marriage preparation course be undertaken.
St Brigid’s Church, Kill
St Anne’s Church, Ardclough