Carlow Friary

Founded in 1978, the Friary contributes much to the life and spirit of Carlow. Carlow can certainly be said to be a ‘Franciscan Town’ with both the Poor Clare Nuns and The Capuchin Friars in situ.


Monday to Saturday inclusive: 1.00pm
Sunday – closed
Holy days – closed

Sacrament of Reconciliation/Forgiveness
From 12.00 to 12.45 pm and
From 4.00 to 5.30 pm.

Eucharistic Adoration
all day

Secular Franciscans meetings
Last Thursday of each month at 7.30 pm

Padre Pio Group
Last Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm

Capuchin Friary

43 Dublin Street
Tel no – 0599142543

News And Events, Carlow Friary

Statement from the Provincial Minister concerning the closure of Friaries
Friday, 21 January 2022
Statement of our Provincial Minister, Br. Seán Kelly, on the forthcoming closures of St. Anthony’s Friary, Carlow and St. Francis Friary, Rochestown and the withdrawal from residency in St. Francis...
Jesus is the Reason – A Christmas Reflection
Saturday, 25 December 2021
Have we forgotten why we celebrate Christmas?  A friend told me she got a card wishing her a very merry Winter Festival?  Could you beat that!  People tell me they...
Christmas Blessings
Saturday, 25 December 2021
On this most holy of days, we wish you and yours every blessing this Christmas. We pray that this will be a time of peace, joy and love for you...
Christmas Mass Schedules 2021
Tuesday, 21 December 2021
St Michan's Church, Halston Street Parish, Dublin 7 Christmas Eve - 5pm (Family Mass), 7pm (Vigil Mass) & 9pm (Greek Catholic Community) Christmas Day - 12pm St Stephen's Day 12pm...
Gospel Reflection – 4th Sunday of Advent
Friday, 17 December 2021
The Joy of the Visitation Children are counting down the days.  After this Sunday, only six more days till Christmas.  Excitement is bubbling up.  I could feel it myself when...
Carols by Candlelight in aid of the St Vincent de Paul Society
Sunday, 12 December 2021
This coming Wednesday (15 December 2021) at 7pm, Halston Street Parish, Dublin 7 hosts a evening of 'Carols by Candlelight' in support of their local St Vincent de Paul Conference. This...
Gospel Reflection – Third Sunday of Advent
Sunday, 12 December 2021
Someone is coming The entrance antiphon for Mass on the Third Sunday of Advent sets the tone for coming closer to Christmas.  “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say,...
Gospel Reflection – 2nd Sunday of Advent
Saturday, 04 December 2021
Prepare a way for the Lord “The word of God came to John son of Zechariah, in the wilderness.” I really love Advent.  Each season of the liturgical year has...
Gospel Reflection – The First Sunday of Advent
Sunday, 28 November 2021
Stay awake, praying at all times The First Sunday of Advent marks the beginning of the liturgical year.  The Gospel of the day is about the end of time (Luke21:25-28.34).  ...
Launch of the Dublin Diocese Pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2023 takes place in Halston Street Parish, Saturday 20 November at 6pm
Friday, 19 November 2021
Pope Francis has called on Dioceses around the World to launch their preparation programmes from World Youth Day in Lisbon, this weekend on the Solemnity of Christ the Universal King....
Gospel Reflection – Christ The King
Friday, 19 November 2021
Jesus Christ, the Universal King This is the last Sunday of the liturgical year when we celebrate Jesus Christ, the Universal King.  The end of the year anticipates the end...
Gospel Reflection – 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Mark 13: 24-32)
Thursday, 11 November 2021
Purgatory: Therapy of Divine Love November is the month when we remember those who have died and we pray for the souls in purgatory.  Purgatory is not specifically mentioned in...