Priest on Duty
Newbridge has a priest on duty 24/7. If you need to contact a priest please phone;
Fr Paul Dempsey P.P., V.F.
Fr Paul Dempsey became our parish priest on 1st September, 2015. He is originally from Carlow Town but his family moved to Athy in later years. Ordained in 1997, Fr. Paul served in Clane, Kildare, Naas & Two Mile House parishes. He was Youth Director and Vocations Director for the Diocese from 2004 to 2008. He has also worked in local media, having had a column in the “Leinster Leader” and a religious affairs programme on KFM Radio. He completed a Masters in Theology in the area of “Faith & Culture” in 2009.
Bishop Nulty appointed Fr. Paul “Vicar Forane” (V.F.) for Kildare & Leiglin North Deanery in 2014. There are 17 parishes in this deanery and the “Vicar” is given certain responsibilities on behalf of the bishop in the deanery.
He lives in the Parochial House, Chapel Lane and can be contacted at 045 431741.
Fr David Barrins O.P., C.C.
Tel: (045) 487 276
Fr. David is from Collooney in Sligo. He was ordained to the priesthood on the Feast of Christ the King, 2010. During his ministry he has worked as Chaplain to UCC. For many years the Dominicans have provided a curate to work full time in the Parish of Newbridge. Fr. David currently works as the full time Dominican curate in the Parish.
Fr. David can be contacted at 045 487276.
Fr. Michael Cudzillo C.C.
Fr Michael is a native of Lublin in Poland and it was at the Catholic University in Lublin that he studied for the priesthood. His family live on the outskirts of the city.
He came to serve in Newbridge in 2012. He lives in the Curates’ House on Chapel Lane and can be contacted at 045 438036.
Fr. Joe McDermott PE, CC
Tel: 045 903889
Fr. Joe is originally from Carlow Town. After ordination Fr. Joe spent a short time in Knockbeg College and then came to Newbridge to serve as curate in 1970. In the 1980s Fr. Joe served in Naas and then set up Teach Brid in Tullow, Co. Carlow, to serve the needs of young people in the Diocese. In 1993, Fr. Joe returned to Newbridge as Parish Priest. On the 1st of September, 2015, Fr. Joe retired as Parish Priest and continues to serve as curate in Newbridge and Caragh.
Fr. Tadeusz Durajzyk SVD
Polish ChaplinCurate's House,
Tel: (045) 434069
Mobile: (086) 235 4320
Fr Tadeusz is Chaplain to the Polish Community of Kildare and Leighlin Diocese. He works part time in the Parish of Newbridge.
He is based in the Curate’s House, The Oaks, Ballymany, Newbridge.
He can be contacted at 045 434069.
Rev. Jim Stowe, Parish Deacon
Tel: (045) 431 394
Deacon Jim has lived in Newbridge since 1999 with his his wife Carmel. He has two adult children Emma and Philip and three grandchildren. He has been actively engaged in Church ministry from his teens when he studied for the priesthood with the Salesians in Dublin & Maynooth. He subsequently pursued a career in HR Management and ICT Support in various companies. He currently works in Human Resource Management in Dublin.
On October 13th 2013 he was ordained for the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin by Bishop Denis Nulty. Jim has been appointed by Bishop Denis to serve in the parish of Newbridge.
You can contact Deacon Jim through the Parish Office at 045 431394.
Parish Office, Station Rd.
Office Opening Hours Monday-Friday 10.00 am – 4.00pm. Office closes for lunch on Friday only from 1.30 – 2.30 p.m.
Phone 045 431394.
Centre Receptionists : Ann Kennedy & Josh Foran
Tel: 045-431 121
Fax: 045 486 171
Our Parish Centre is situated on the Station Rd. The Centre houses the Citizens’ Information Centre and ACCORD. It also houses the Parish Shop, where people can purchase various religious items and gifts.
Parish Centre Opening Hours are as follows;
Monday & Friday: 10.00am – 9.00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10.00am – 10.30pm
(The Parish Centre remains open between 5.00pm & 7.00pm Monday – Friday.)
You can contact the Parish Centre at 045 431121, where either Anne or Josh will help you with any queries.
Donal Mahon, Parish Administrator
Parish AdministratorParish Office,
Tel: (045) 431 394
Mobile: 087 2124515
Donal is a native of Wexford, he left there at the age of 19 to join the army where he served for 22 years,
On the 1st of September, 2015, Fr. Paul appointed Donal to the post of Parish Administrator. He also acts as Parish Centre Manager and works in the area of pastoral ministry.
Pastoral MinisterParish Office,
Tel: 045 431394
Mobile: 087 610 7528
Margarita is a native of Newbridge and was educated by the Holy Family Sisters. She has worked in the area of pastoral ministry for many years and acts as our parish pastoral minister.
Margarita can be contacted through the Parish Office, at 045 431394.
Parish Pastoral Council
Tel: 045 431394
There has been a Parish Pastoral Council in Newbridge for many years. The Council is a partnership of priests and laypeople who together work to build up the Christian Community in Newbridge. It is concerned with deepening faith through education and celebration of the sacraments, future planning for the parish and developing lay participation.
Brenda Drumm is the Chairperson of the P.P.C. and can be contacted through the Parish Office, 045 431394
Parish Church- 045 432808
Tel: /045 432286 (045) 432 808
Tommy Whitley is the sacristan in St. Conleth’s Church. The sacristy in St. Conleth’s can be contacted at 045 432808 (during mass times)
Patricia McDermott is the sacristan in Cill Mhuire Church. The sacristy in Cill Mhuire can be contacted at 045 432286 (during mass times)
Donnacha Fox is our assitant sacristan.
Sr. Eileen Murphy H.F.C.
Sr. Eileen is a member of The Holy Family Association and comes from Kiskeam in North West Cork. She has worked as a Parish Sister in Newbridge Parish for a number of years and can be contacted at 045 431939.