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


A Lenten Prayer

February 12, 2021

A Lenten Prayer

Heavenly Father, this Lent we ask your grace.

To fast from judging others and

feast on what makes them special,

To fast from unkind words and feast on kindness,

To fast from jealousy

and feast…

Ash Wednesday

February 10, 2021

A Prayer to begin my Lenten journey

Loving Jesus,

as I place on my forehead the sign of your saving cross

You say to me, repent and believe in the Gospel.

Walking into Lent my heart is set on you.

May my fasting…

Prayer to St Brigid of Kildare

January 29, 2021

Prayer to St Brigid of Kildare

1st February, 2021


Oh Brigid, Mary of the Gael,

may your protection never fail.

Spread your mantle over me,

where ‘ere I am, where ‘ere I be.

Cover me with God’s joy and peace,

let my faith and hope never cease.

Shine your light

where there is darkness,

January 29, 2021

When evil darkens our world, give us light.

When despair numbs our souls, give us hope.

When we stumble and fall, lift us up.

When doubts assail us, give us faith.

When nothing seems sure, give us trust.

When ideals fade, give us vision.

When we lose our way, be our guide!

That we may…

When God

January 22, 2021

When God pushes you to the edge of difficulty,

trust him fully,

either he will catch you when you fall

or he will teach you how to fly.



Difference is of the essence of humanity

January 22, 2021

“Difference is of the essence of humanity.

Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict.

The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most

fundamental principle of peace – respect for diversity.”


John Hume (1937-2020)

Acceptance speech of the Nobel Peace…

New Year Wishes

January 8, 2021

 New Year Wishes

Our two churches in Clane & Rathcoffey continue to remain open for private prayer and reflection at this Covid-19 lockdown period. Our masses continue to be livestreamed on our Parish web-cam at www.claneparish.com.

While our Parish shop is closed, people can book Anniversary Masses at 045-861 393, as the phone…

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