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

WEBCAM

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 few words for the month of May …. Fr. Joe O’Neill P.P.

May is a month we associate with honouring Our Lady. Without the Virgin Mary’s generous “Yes” to the angel Gabriel, the Incarnation – the birth of Jesus – could never have taken place. Throughout the scriptures Mary was never one to hog the limelight, yet Mary was there at the key moments. Mary was there in joy with the couple getting married at Cana, inspiring Jesus’ first miracle in St John’s Gospel. She was there living the heartbreak as her son died on the Cross in Calvary on Good Friday. 

We need not doubt that Mary continues to be there for us today, interceding on our behalf to her beloved Son. Through many sacred places – Knock, Lourdes, Medjugorjie – Our Lady continues to bring healing and encouragement to the faithful.

As we enter the month of May – when mother nature begins to flower – we take time to honour our mother Mary. May she bring new life, fragrance, colour and beauty to our lives. In the words of the beautiful hymn ‘Bring flowers of the rarest … O Mary we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.’



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


Dear Parishioners,
This weekend we celebrate Pentecost Sunday, it has been 50 days since we celebrated the Passion, Death and Resurrection of our Lord at Easter. Over the last 7 weeks, our scriptures have outlined how the fledgling church drew together the important elements for the new Christian community. Writing in the middle of the second century St Justin Martyr  described the Mass

“They gathered on the Lord’s day (Sunday), the sacred scriptures were proclamation of the scriptures and exhorted (long sermons), prayer of the community were offered up, gifts of bread and wine and a collection to support the community was offered up, prayers of thanksgiving (eucharist prayer) and sharing of Communion. After Communion what was left over went to the poor and those in prison” 
Jesus promised that this Christian Community would be continually guided by God’s hand. The Holy Spirit would be sent to lead them to the ‘complete truth.’

The key elements of our Sunday Mass had been distilled by the time Justin Martyr wrote, yet we truly believe that the Holy Spirit continues to guide our church. During the coming week Bishop Denis and the priests of our diocese will meet to pray and discern how to manage our Sunday Masses with much fewer priests. As for the disciples, as for St Justin, as for Bishop Denis and the priests/people of Kildare and Leighlin, we continue to listen to the promptings and continued guidance of the Holy Spirit.

A word of ‘Congratulations’ to the boys and girls from Scoil Bhride in Kill and St Anne’s School Ardclough who will receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion (on May 18th and 25th). May the Lord continue to guide our young people, their parents and teachers. 

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the Faithful and enkindle in them the fire of your love. Send us your Spirit and they shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth. 

Fr Joe O’Neill P.P.

Pentecost

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
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
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First Confession – Kill Church (2024)
** Thursday, February 29th at 7.30pm

First Confession – Ardclough Church (2024)
** Monday, February 26th at 7.30pm
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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
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Enrolment Ceremony (2023)
*
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Service of Light & Penance Service (2023)
Ardclough Church
* Monday, January 30th at 7.30pm

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

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

Ardclough Church
* Friday, March 3rd at 2.00pm
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Confirmation
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