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
Pentecost Pentecost
Pentecost Pentecost
Pentecost Pentecost


Confirmation Candidates

May 28, 2020

We encourage our Confirmation Candidates to follow Bishop Denis and his message for Pentecost Sunday on kandle.ie.

A message from Fr Paul O’Boyle PP

May 19, 2020

Following consultation with Bishop Denis Nulty and our School Principals we will be rescheduling our Parish Confirmation and First Communion ceremonies to later in the year when it is possible to do so, naturally we are all disappointed but look forward to these special Faith and Family days.

Our Two beautiful Churches are open now…

Reopening of churches for private prayer and reflection space

May 8, 2020

We are delighted to be able to reopen our Two Beautiful Churches in Clane and Rathcoffey for private prayer and reflection space for people following guidance from Bishop Denis Nulty. We wish to do so in a safe and responsible manner and ask people to observe proper Hand Hygiene and social distancing measures in place…

A message from Fr Paul O’Boyle PP

April 23, 2020

Easter greetings to you all at this time of profound change and challenge.

While our Two Beautiful Churches in Clane and Rathcoffey are closed I continue to celebrate Mass in Clane each Day/Weekend and each Sunday in Rathcoffey Church where the Flame of Faith has burnt brightly since 1710! I appreciate greatly the generosity of…

Our Church Courtyard

April 14, 2020

Our lovely Church Courtyard in Clane is a welcoming space for all those out walking at this Easter time, with our Church now closed. The Cross draped with the Easter Cloth, Lighting Candle and Holy Water Font invite us to pray, reflect and connect to The Lord in a different way outdoors now. Our lovely…

Holy Week Projections

April 9, 2020

These are our New Images for Holy week projected onto Clane Parish Church each evening.

  • Holy Thursday – Breaking Bread/ Sharing the Journey,
  • Good Friday – The Challenges and Crosses of Life, helping and helped.
  • Easter Day – New Life, new growth, new possibilities with The Risen Lord.

Call to Prayer Amidst The Global Pandemic

April 3, 2020

This Sunday, April 5th, between 3pm and 4pm, the Centering Prayer Group of Clane and Rathcoffey Parish will host an Online Prayer Gathering in response to a call by the leaders of Ireland’s Christian Churches for united prayer amidst this global pandemic. This is what they ask us to do:

“As Christians, we believe that…

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