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New Youth Group Naas

The Parishes of Naas, Sallins and Two Mile House would like to invite all young people between 16 and 18 to join our new group. This youth group is aimed at all who would like to explore their faith on a deeper level as well as make new friends and have fun. Next meeting takes place on Wednesday coming 24th January from 4.30pm to 6pm in McAuley Place. Come along and find out more about this exiting new group. For more information contact Hilda Campbell, Pastoral Admin Assistant on 089 403 7570. All are welcome.

If I Had My Life To Live Over

The following was written by the late Erma Bombeck after she found out she had a fatal disease.

If I had my life to live over, I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the ….

The Holy Family Icon Explained

The Angels on the Outside – This icon of the Holy Family is shaped a bit like a house with a double door. On the outside of each door there is an angel. Michael on the left, Gabriel on the right. We remember the prayer from our childhood. ‘O angel of God, my guardian dear.’ Angels represent God’s desire to protect us, our home and our family. When we ….

Put the Kettle on!!

I love the  ‘Barry‘s Tea’ ad on radio, that paints memories of: warmth, of family, of Santa. The Dad brings home the train set, to which his wife reacts, ―”Sure Martin, that‘s not what they want at all‖. Santa can bring them what he wants”, but this is from me! Put the kettle on and [...]

Christmas Message 2017 – Bishop Denis Nulty

2018 – A Year dedicated to the Family
When I look back on 2017 there were many significant moments and events, but a few dates stand out for me, two of them falling on Sundays. On Sunday 25 June, I had the privilege of ordaining David Vard to the priesthood in St. Conleth’s Church, Newbridge; appointed [...]

Prayer Service for safe return of Trevor Deeley

December 8, 2017; 8:15 pm to 8:45 pm.

Prayer Service for the safe return of Trevor Deeley will take place in the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane on Friday 8th December at 8.15pm. All are welcome.

Read more about the disappearance of Trevor

Novena 2017. Thank You

As a Parish Team we wish to express our sincere thanks to all who were involved in the planning of our recent Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. It was a wonderful experience and a great blessing for all. Truly a combined effort, involving all three parishes, with generosity given by both individuals and [...]

Facing Changes & Challenges Together – taking the next step …

From Bishop Denis Nulty
I was very happy with the huge response in so many ways to our gathering in Mount St. Anne’s last June, as we reflected together on the need for a radical reappraisal of diocesan structures that becomes more apparent with every passing week. Five months on I want to return to the [...]

Minor Works and Some Improvements!

Recently we resurfaced the side of Our Lady and St David’s with Macadam. This has improved greatly the overall look of the Church grounds, added to this the creation of a ramp at the main entrance to the Church, this will allow for easier access for parishioners with mobility issues but is especially welcomed [...]

A Students Prayer at Exam Time

Thank you Lord for the gift of my life.
Thank you for my family, my friends and my education.
The exams are here now Lord, and I ask your blessing.
Some of my friends are feeling the pressure,
and sometimes I feel a little nervous too.
I want to do my best, so please guide me.
Help me to remember what I have studied.
Help me to express myself clearly, and keep me calm.
Be with me during the exams, and walk with me always. Amen.

We wish all our students well in your exams and will remember you in our prayers.

New Funeral Regulations

At a recent meeting with Officials from the Environment Section of Kildare County Council we were informed of a ‘New Directive’, which stipulates that it is no longer possible for burials to take place in St. Corban’s Cemetery on Sundays’. Therefore, there will no longer be any Funeral Masses celebrated on Sundays’. As a Parish we are obliged to comply with the New Directive from Kildare County Council. This new practice will also apply to both Sallins and Two Mile House and takes place with immediate effect.  (Removals to the Church on Sunday evenings will continue as normal).

Parish Team and Parish Pastoral Councils

Kandle Contact Initiative – Pilot Project Naas, Sallins and Two Mile House.

On Sunday 28th May, those attending Mass will be invited to provide their email addresses to the parish so that they can receive occasional messages about Parish and Diocesan matters. Naas, Sallins and Two-Mile-House are three of the six parishes chosen to take part in a pilot project to be launched on World Communications Day 28th May 2017.


On that day Mass attendees (18+) will be invited to …

Chrism Mass at Carlow Cathedral

April 10, 2017; 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

You are warmly invited to join with Bishop Denis Nulty and the Priests of the diocese in the Cathedral, Carlow on Monday 10th April at 7.30pm. During this Mass the Holy Oils that will be used across the diocese for all Sacraments will be blessed and the priests of the diocese will renew their vows. It is always a very special occasion. All most welcome.

Happy Mothers Day

March 26, 2017;

Today is a special day where we get the opportunity to say thanks to God for the gift of all mothers. We also remember all our mothers who have gone home to God. We rejoice in the love and care they share and have shared with us and we pray God’s blessing of love and peace upon them all today.

A Prayer for Mothers

God our Creator, we pray:
for new mothers, coming to terms with new responsibility ;
for expectant mothers, wondering and waiting;
for those who are tired, stressed or depressed;
for those who struggle to balance the tasks of work and family;
for those who are unable to feed their children due to poverty;
for those whose children have physical, mental or emotional disabilities;
for those who raise children on their own;
for those who have lost a child;
for those who care for the children of others;
for those whose children have left home;
and for those whose desire to be a mother has not been fulfilled.
Bless all mothers, that their love may be deep and tender,
and that they may lead their children to know and do what is good,
living not for themselves alone, but for God and for others. Amen.

Financial Troubles? – There is help

The following contact information may be helpful to you or someone you know.

St Vincent de Paul – Naas, Sallins and Two Mile House

There are many individuals and young couples in our parishes who are in financial difficulties. In past years they would have contributed to the St. Vincent De Paul Society, but now circumstances have changed beyond belief and they themselves are in need of assistance.  While we understand this may be difficult, if you are in this stressfull situation we encourage you to contact us in confidence. Any assistance offered by the Society is given in a non-judgemental spirit of compassion, based on the need of the individual or family.

Naas St. Vincent de Paul: Please contact us at 045 897 306

Sallins St. Vincent de Paul: Please contact us at 085 705 2294.

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