Due to the untimely death of Fr Joseph Doran in Barndarrig on 7th May the Archbishop has  requested that the three parishes of  Wicklow/ Rathnew,   Ashford/ Glenealy and  Kilbride/ Barndarrig/ Brittas Bay come together as a single pastoral area to serve the spiritual and  liturgical needs of the Catholic population of the area.   Please be assured that a pastoral area does not mean a single parish: each  of the three parishes will still have its own individual   identity,  but the three will be served  on a rota basis  by the  team of  Fr Donal, Fr Eamonn  and Fr Pat.

It will be necessary to introduce a new Mass schedule in order to ensure that each of the seven churches in the area will have at least one weekend Mass and the timing of the Masses has to be such that, in the event of one of the priests being absent, the schedule can still be fulfilled by two priests.  We regret that this will mean a loss of a Mass  in two of the  churches, but we ask for your support and understanding in this.  If the Mass you normally attend is not on, there will be another at the same time in one of the other nearby churches.  

In the event of one of the Priests been unavailable at some stage in the future, unfortunately there will be further reductions.   We know that this will be disappointing for some parishioners, but  this is the situation in the majority  of parishes in the diocese due to the shortage of priests.

 The following schedule will come into effect from the weekend of 4th/ 5th June  and will be reviewed at the end of the Summer. 

Saturday Vigil:

6pm Wicklow

6pm Ashford

7pm Rathnew

7pm Barndarrig

Sunday Morning:

9am Kilbride and   9am Glenealy

10am Wicklow and  10am Brittas Bay

11.00. Ashford

11.30 Wicklow