Welcome to our Parish

Welcome to the parish of Clane & Rathcoffey. We are an ever growing community here in North Kildare, Ireland. We seek to journey together and accompany each other at all moments of life’s journey responding to our Christian calling to love God and our neighbour. Our two beautiful churches are places of prayer, reflection and hope. Our Parish Centre, hall and Catholic Schools are places of learning, growth and community building.

We welcome you to join us in prayer and to volunteer with our many parish groups. Our parish website and Web Camera keep us connected daily to a wider community and world. Welcome to our parish family here in Clane and Rathcoffey.

Paul O’Boyle Parish Priest

Mass Times

Church of St. Patrick and St. Brigid, Clane

Saturday Vigil 6.30 pm
Sunday 9.30 am & 11.30 am
Monday to Friday 10.00 am (except when funeral Mass)
Saturday 10.00 am Prayer Service with Holy Communion
Holy Days (No Vigil) – 11.30am and 7.30pm only

Church of the Sacred Heart, Rathcoffey

Sunday 10.30am
Holy Day 10.30am
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A


A Hymn of Hope

July 30, 2020

A wonderful response from the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin to the uncertainty of recent months, with some familiar faces. Enjoy!

Visit from Bishop Denis

July 17, 2020

Bishop Denis Nulty will celebrate the 10am Mass on Tuesday July 28th in Clane Parish Church.
All are welcome.

Parish First Holy Communion Ceremonies

July 17, 2020

Our Parish First Communion Ceremonies for Clane and Rathcoffey will take place in late September and early October. There will be thirteen ceremonies rather than the normal four to allow each child to invite family members and to allow for the ongoing social distancing requirements in our churches.
Our ceremonies will be different this…

An Energy Master Plan for Clane – Expressions of Interest

July 15, 2020

Clane Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) has been established to promote more sustainable, cleaner energy use and waste reduction in our locality.

An Energy Master Plan is being prepared to assist voluntary groups and business with access to SEAI grants towards reduced energy consumption.

Expressions of interests are encouraged through https://bit.ly/ClaneSECsurvey or  [email protected]

Parish of Clane and Rathcoffey Reopening of our churches for public worship June/July 2020  

July 3, 2020

Welcome back! We are delighted that you have returned to attend Mass and pray in our two beautiful churches. We will be doing things in a different way now to ensure that all of us feel safe and welcome as we come here to pray.

  • Entrance to the church is by the main door…

Fr Denis Harrington P.E.

Congratulations Fr Denis!

July 2, 2020

Congratulations and very best wishes to Fr Denis Harrington, PE in our parish on the celebration of his Diamond Jubilee recently. 60 years of service to the Lord and to his people. We thank you, Fr Denis, and wish you well! Ad multos annos….

Facebook Live Stream of Mass at 6.30pm on Saturday

July 1, 2020

The Vigil Mass on Saturday evening will be live streamed on the parish Facebook page, Clane Parish. Welcome to everybody who joins us to participate in Mass on this new online platform!

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