Happy Mothers Day to all Naas, Sallins and Two Mile House Mums

March 11, 2018;

Some will say Mothers Day is a racket thought up by the card companies. Others will see it as something else to cost them money or time. Kids will see it as a fun time to do something nice to make mammy happy. Others will see it as an opportunity to say thanks to their mothers, an opportunity to show love and affection, an opportunity to spoil her. -  And spoil her you should!  They say that you never miss your mother ’till she’s gone. Well, it’s only when this writers mother died that I …

St. Patrick’s Day Mass Times – La Fheile Padraig

March 17, 2018;

Friday 17th March is St. Patrick’s Day. St Patrick’s Day masses are as follows;

Friday Vigil Mass  (16th March)
Naas Parish Church:-  6.00pm
Sallins Church: – 6.30pm
Ballycane:- 7.30pm

Saturday Masses  (17th March)
Naas Parish Church:- 9.00am & 11.00am (No evening mass)
Please Note: 9.00 am bilingual will include 4th Kildare Scouts,
Ballycane:- 10.30am & 12 noon only
Sallins:- 10.00am & 12 noon only
Two-Mile House:- 11.00am only

‘Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me’

Daffodil Day – Irish Cancer Society

March 23, 2018;

Picture of DaffodilsPlease support Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society which takes place on Friday 23rd March. Dafffodil distribution points will be evident in all towns and villages.

Local Volunteers needed to collect at Eurospar, Tesco Dublin Road and Tesco Monread. Collectors are needed from 10am to 10pm, if you could spare even one hour, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Kay Callaghan on 086 382 7979. ‘The Irish Cancer Society needs your support’.

Chrism Mass at Carlow Cathedral

March 26, 2018; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

You are warmly invited to join with Bishop Denis for the annual celebration of the Chrism Mass in the Cathedral, Carlow on Monday 26th March at 7.30pm, followed by a cuppa in Carlow College. Please come early to be sure of a seat! Parking available in Carlow College; entrance opposite Court House on the Old Dublin Road.  It is always a very special occasion. All most welcome.

Holy Week Confessions and Penance Services

March 28, 2018; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Jesus is crucified for our sinsHoly Week Penetential Services will take place as follows:
Naas Parish Church:- Wednesday 28th March at 8.00pm
Kill Parish Church: Tuesday 27th March at 8.00pm

Confessions in the Confession Room Confessions will be held on Holy Saturday 31st March in Naas Parish Church, Sallins Road,  from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Holy Thursday Mass Times

March 29, 2018;

Eucharist or Sacraments SymbolsThe celebration of the Lord’s Supper is the highlight of Holy Thursday.  We remember and re-enact the Last Supper and the washing of the disciples feet by Jesus.

Morning Prayer: 10am – Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane

Naas Parish Church:- 7.30pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Ballycane:- 7.30pm – Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Sallins:- 7.30pm - Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Two-Mile House:- 7.30pm  – Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Please return your Trocaire box today into the baskets provided on the steps of the sanctuary.

Adoration: Following the 7.30pm mass there will be quiet prayer/adoration in Naas Parish Church, Sallins Road, and in Ballycane Church ending with night prayer at 10.00pm.

Good Friday Ceremony Times – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

March 30, 2018;

Today Good Friday we celebrate the passion and death of Jesus on the cross.  Jesus chose to bear our burdens and give his life that we might live; live life to the full on this earth and new life in eternity.  If you can, keep this a sacred day and try to attend one of the ceremonies.

Crucifixtion - Outside Parish ChurchMorning Prayer: 10am – Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane.

Naas Parish Church:
3.00pm – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
7.30pm – Stations of the Cross
Ballycane Church:-
5.00pm – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
9.00pm – Ecumenical Prayer around the Cross
Sallins Church:
3.00pm – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
7.30pm – Stations of the Cross
Two-Mile House:
3.00pm - Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
7.30pm – Stations of the Cross

Ecumenical Prayer and Pilgrimage:- Begins with ‘The Stations of the Cross’ in Church of Our Lady and St David, Sallins Road; then proceed to St. David’s Church of Ireland, Main Street for prayers at 8.00pm; then walk to Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane for ‘Prayer around the Cross’ Service at 9.00pm.

Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday Mass Times

March 31, 2018; April 1, 2018;

resurrectionDaytime Holy Saturday is a time of waiting. Our churches are left bare of decoration and no masses or ceremonies take place. But come the fall of darkness all that changes, because Easter begins; the church is decorated, people assemble, candles are lit, joyful Easter songs are sung, and the Easter Vigil Mass begins. This Easter Vigil Mass is the culmination of Holy Week. The Lord is Risen, he is truly Risen, Alleluia.

Morning Prayer: 10am – Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane.

Naas Parish Church:- Easter Vigil, Saturday 9.00pm
Ballycane:- Easter Vigil, Saturday 9.00pm
Sallins:- Easter Vigil, Saturday 9.00pm
Two-Mile House:- Easter Vigil, Saturday 9.00pm

Easter Sunday - Day time Masses

Naas Parish Church:- 9.00a.m., 11.00a.m., (PLEASE NOTE: No Evening Mass)
Ballycane:- 10.30a.m. & 12.00p.m.
Sallins:- 10.00a.m. & 12 noon
Two-Mile House:- 11.00a.m.

An Ecumenical Sunrise Service will take place in Punchestown at 6.30am on Easter Sunday to which all are welcome. ‘On the first day of the week at the first sight of dawn’.

The Easter Collection for the support of the priests of the parish will take place at all Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Masses.

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