Welcome to the Parish of Kill, Ardclough & Johnstown, County Kildare


All religious ceremonies in the parish churches of Kill and Ardclough can be viewed online through the webcam with the links below: Webcam – K (Kill) or Webcam – A (Ardclough).

Welcome to our parish website

Fr Willie O'Byrne
V. Rev. Joe O’Neill P.P.
Parochial House, Kill,
Co. Kildare
Tel: (045) 878008
Mobile: (089) 2502280
Email: admin@killparish.ie

Summer time

As I sit to write this short note for the website, I’m reminded of the line from St Matthew’s Gospel “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.” (Mt 24:32)

Well … the leaves are out a little while now, the schools and colleges are on holidays, we patiently trust and pray that the sunshine is not too far away!   

This time last yea, I was packing up my bits and pieces to make the move from the Parish of Portarlington & Emo to my new surroundings in Kill, Ardclough and Johnstown. I didn’t realise 12 months ago how blessed I was when Bishop Denis asked that I come to minister in this community. 

Our Christian Community is not just about the nice churches, schools and other infrastructure, its key task is to communicate God’s love, mercy and enduring presence in the lives of all who are baptised and believe.

I am thankful that so many people engage with our Christian community, both in person and online, through our website and webcam. Keep up the good work, keep connected, keep the faith!

Over these summer months, may the Lord bless you with good weather, enjoyable holidays, happy memories, safe journeys and a plentiful harvest. 

With every blessing.

Fr. Joe O’Neill

Public Masses and Church opening time

St Brigid’s Church, Kill
Kill Altar
  • Mass times for St. Brigid’s Church, Kill:
  • Monday to Friday: 10.00am
  • Saturday: 6.30pm
  • Sunday: 11.00am

  • Kill Church is open every day from 8.00am – 5.00pm with restricted access for private prayer.
St Anne’s Church, Ardclough
Ardclough Altar
  • Mass time for St. Anne’s Church, Ardclough:
  • Sunday: 9.30am
  • First Friday: 8:00pm

  • Ardclough Church is open every day from 10.00am – 4.00pm with restricted access for private prayer.

Church Sacraments

Baptisms take place most Saturdays by arrangements/booking with the parish office.

N.B. At least two weeks notice is required

Ardclough Font
First Communion
First Communion 2024

Enrolment Ceremony – Kill Church (2023)
** Saturday, October 21st at 6.30pm

Enrolment Ceremony – Ardclough Church (2023)
** Sunday, October 22nd at 9.30am
First Confession – Kill Church (2024)
** Thursday, February 29th at 7.30pm

First Confession – Ardclough Church (2024)
** Monday, February 26th at 7.30pm
First Communion Day – Kill Church (2024)
** Saturday, May 18th at 11.00am (Ms Buckley’s class)
** Saturday, May 18th at 1.00pm (Ms Wright’s class)
** Saturday, May 25th at 11.00am (Ms Browne’s class)

First Communion Day – Ardclough Church (2024)
** Saturday, May 25th at 1.00pm

Enrolment Ceremony (2023)
Service of Light & Penance Service (2023)
Ardclough Church
* Monday, January 30th at 7.30pm

Kill Church
* Thursday, February 9th at 7.30pm
Confirmation Day (2023)
Kill Church

* Friday, March 3rd at 10.00am & 12.00noon

Ardclough Church
* Friday, March 3rd at 2.00pm

Confirmation 2023
Wedding Rings

If a coouple wish to marry according to the rites and celebrations of the Catholic Church, please contact Fr Joe O’Neill to discuss and prepare plans for you wedding ceremony.

Regulations state that at least three months notice should be given and a pre-marriage preparation course be undertaken.

Contact Details

Parish Office
Kill Church
Parish of Kill, Ardclough & Johnstown

Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Telephone: 045-878008
Email: admin@killparish.ie

Parish Secretary: Valerie McCarthy

Sacristan (Kill): Anne Marie Kelly

Sacristan (Ardclough): Billy Cullen