Notices


Parish Conversations – World Meeting of Families


April 26, 2018; 8:00 pm to 9:15 pm.

As part of our preparation for the World Meeting of Families in Dublin this August you are welcome to join us for relaxed and informal conversations with light refreshments on what it means to be a family to-day. The get – togethers will be held in the Church of the Irish Martyrs from 8pm to [...]

Parish Race Day – Sunday 20th May – Naas Racecourse


May 20, 2018;

The Management of Naas Racecourse have very kindly offered us the opportunity to hold a “Parish Race Day” in order to raise funds for our three Parishes of Naas, Sallins and Two Mile House. We hope that our Community will get involved and enjoy what promises to be a great Parish day out.

The event will feature the Royal Ascot Trials Day at Naas Racecourse. This is one of the feature race ……

Vocations Sunday


On this Vocations Sunday, we heartily welcome the Poor Clare Sisters from Graiguecullen in Carlow. We are delighted that they come to Naas armed with their message of joy and gladness. We assure them of our prayers asking the Lord to bless their work and increase their numbers. We also pray [...]

‘Supporting a Culture of Life’ Pastoral Message by Bishop Denis Nulty


On 25th May, a referendum will be held on the question of removing the right to life of the unborn child from the Constitution of Ireland. I want to explain in these short words why I will be voting No.

Let me state the obvious at the outset. There is no easy way to talk about abortion. I am very conscious of those who are affected by their choice to have an abortion at some point in the past. I believe that there is real grieving in the wake of an abortion and that compassion and care should be our first response. I pray for all who seek healing.

My concern here is not to dwell on the past but to safeguard the future. Nothing is as important for the future of our shared humanity as the right to life. Therefore, I wish to speak boldly and clearly.

I don’t believe that life begins at birth. I believe that life begins before birth. Think of the simple scene we have all witnessed countless times of family and friends craning their heads to look into a buggy to marvel at a new born child. I even watched  ……

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.

Naas Easter Sunday Parade 2018


April 1, 2018; 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Parade2009cThe Naas Easter Parade will be taking place this Easter Sunday, 1st April at 3pm. There will be lots of fun for all the family: Marching Bands, Community Groups, Sport Groups, Local Business, Irish Dancers, Gymnastics, Vintage Cars, and Steam Engines. The annual parade is usually watched by thousands of people and is a great family occasion.

Sheenah Walsh 5k Road Race

This year’s Easter Parade coincides with the inaugural Naas Athletic Club Streets of Naas 5km road race. The parade will make its way through the town at approximately 3pm finishing at Fairgreen. It startsat Blessington Road. It will be preceded by the race, which starts at Poplar Square at 1pm, with race number collection between 11am and 12.30 pm at Naas Town Hall. The winner will receive the ‘Sheena Walsh’ trophy, in honour of the memory of the 31 year old local woman who passed away in November 2016. The parade theme is ‘Get Naas Active’ with an array of sporting, health and fitness organisations and businesses taking part along with a host of local groups as well as two pipe bands. “Please come out and support what promises to be an enjoyable afternoon”

Easter Message from Fr. Liam


Easter Sunday has arrived, a day filled with hope, joy and the promise of life eternal. It has been a truly beautiful week; from our walk along the Canal last Sunday, celebrating the journey of Jesus into Jerusalem, then to the solemnity of Holy Thursday and the deep reverence expressed as we stood in line to kiss the Cross on Good Friday. They are not just any days but rather they are truly days that are ‘Holy’, and so today we acknowledge and rejoice in …….

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 Week & Easter Timetable: Naas, Sallins & Two-Mile-House


Holy Thursday – 29th March
The celebration of the Lord’s Supper is the highlight of Holy Thursday.
Morning Prayer: 10am in the 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 [...]

Rotas for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion April – June 2018


The following rotas are in force from Apr-Jun 2018.

Rota for Weekday Masses in the Church of Our Lady and Saint David – DOWNLOAD HERE

Rota for Sunday Masses in the Church of Our Lady and Saint David – DOWNLOAD HERE

Rota for Ministry to the Sick and Housebound – DOWNLOAD HERE

Rota for Ministry to Naas Hospital – DOWNLOAD HERE

Again please note that if you cannot attend to one of your assigned slots, please find a substitute or arrange a swap.

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’.

Naas Palm Sunday Procession – Tandy’s Bridge


Palm Sunday 25th March 10.15am at Tandy’s Bridge!

This year we are having a procession before 11am Mass. It will be a colourful joyful procession and there will even be a donkey! We hope lots of people will dress up in Biblical Style. We especially want to invite the children who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and those who are preparing for their First Holy Communion, but all are welcome. The procession will start at 10.15am at Tandy’s Bridge. We will listen to a short Gospel read by Fr. Liam and then walk along the canal to Abbey Bridge, down the Main Street and arrive at the Parish Church, Sallins Road, for 11am Mass, which will be a Children’s Liturgy.

We advise people to leave their cars at the Church and to walk up to Tandy’s Bridge as Parking will Not be permitted at the Bridge.

Naas Parish Lotto Results


The Naas Parish Lotto Draw takes place every WEDNESDAY evening at 7.00 pm in BALLYCANE CHURCH HALL

Click here to see all Lotto Results

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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 …

Snow Days – Sunday Mass Notices


Two Mile House
Sunday Maas in Two Mile House is CANCELLED (No safe Access)

Naas Parish Church:     (View Live Webcam)
Masses in Naas will go ahead.

WE APPEAL TO PEOPLE TO WALK TO MASS
THERE WILL BE NO PARKING IN THE CHURCH GROUNDS

Ballycane:
Masses in Ballycane will go ahead as normal. (Walking access from Centra side only).

WE APPEAL TO PEOPLE TO WALK TO MASS
THERE WILL BE NO PARKING IN THE CHURCH GROUNDS

Sallins:
Masses in Sallins will go ahead as normal.

WE APPEAL TO PEOPLE TO WALK TO MASS
THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AT THE CHURCH GROUNDS

“ Where conditions make it unsafe or where road conditions make it dangerous, imprudent or difficult, there is no obligation to attend Sunday Mass this weekend”.

CONFIRMATION CEREMONIES: The Parish and relevant Primary Schools have unfortunately been forced to postpone confirmation ceremonies. All confirmation ceremonies for this weekend have been postponed until next week.

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