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).
A thought for Lent (2nd Sunday) … Fr. Joe O’Neill
Last Sunday we heard of Jesus taking time apart to pray and re-group in the face of growing opposition. Today he brings some of his closest disciples with him. Perhaps he recognises that they are a little demoralised … he has spoken of his imminent death in Jerusalem. Today he brings them to Mount Tabor, he allows them to see the ‘bigger picture.’
In Lent, Jesus invites us to take time apart … to journey with him in faith … and having seen his glory, our lives will be transformed.
Welcome to our parish website
Parochial House, Kill,
Tel: (045) 878008
Mobile: (089) 2502280
It seems like only a few weeks ago we were busy taking down the Christmas decorations and all of a sudden Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent has arrived. This 40 day season of preparation for Easter echoes 40 years that God’s people spent in the desert. They were guided by Moses as they journeyed to the ‘Promised Land’. It further echoes the
40 days Jesus spent fasting/praying in the desert before he began his public ministry.
First and foremost this season is a time of preparation. Easter is the jewel in our liturgical crown. We need ‘time’ to get ready to celebrate Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection. Our preparation here in Kill, Ardclough and Johnstown might involve our giving up or taking on something. Perhaps making more ‘time’ for prayer, ‘time’ to support those in need through our Trocaire campaign. Maybe you might consider giving of your ‘time’ and energy in the Parish by becoming a reader, Eucharistic minister or joining one of our beautiful choirs.
May our 40 days of Lent this year lead to a most joyful celebration of Easter with our family, our friends and our Christian Community.
Fr Joe O’Neill P.P.
First Confession / Communion
Public Masses and Church opening time
Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Parish Secretary: Valerie McCarthy
Sacristan (Kill): Anne Marie Kelly
Sacristan (Ardclough): Billy Cullen