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 PP
Parochial House, Kill,
Co. Kildare
Tel: (045) 878008
Mobile: (089) 2502280
Email: admin@killparish.ie

Dear Parishioners,
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

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