Contacts

Priest on Duty

Mobile: (087) 255 4908

Newbridge has a priest on duty 24/7. If you need to contact a priest please phone;

087 2554908

Fr. Michael Cudzillo C.C.

Fr. Michael Cudzillo C.C.
Curates’ House,
Chapel Lane, Newbridge,
Co. Kildare
Tel: (045) 438036
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.newbridgeparish.ie/

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. Paul Dempsey P.P.

Fr. Paul Dempsey P.P.
Parochial House
Chapel Lane
Tel: 045 431741
Email: [email protected]

Fr. Paul is originally from Carlow. His family moved to Athy, Co. Kildare when he was a child.
He was ordained in 1997 and has served in Clane, Kildare, Naas and Newbridge. He has also worked in the areas of Youth and Vocations Ministry and Communications.
He was appointed Parish Priest of Newbridge and Administrator of Caragh & Prosperous on the 1st of September, 2015.
Pope Francis appointed Fr. Paul as Bishop of Achonry on the 27th of January, 2020. He will be ordained Bishop in the Summer of 2020.

Fr. Paul Lawlor O.P., C.C.

Fr. Paul Lawlor O.P., C.C.
Dominican Community
Newbridge College
Newbridge
Co Kildare
Tel: 045 487200
Email: [email protected]

Fr. Paul hails from Tralee, Co. Kerry. He is a member of the Dominican Community and joined the Parish Team in June, 2018. Fr. Paul brings a vast amount of experience to his ministry in Newbridge having taught Church History in Rome for many years and also worked in a parish there. For the past twenty years or so, Fr. Paul worked in a parish in Tehran. We are delighted to have him ministering among us in Newbridge!

Fr. Eugen (Eugene) Dragos Tamas C.C.

Fr. Eugen (Eugene) Dragos Tamas C.C.
Curates' House
Chapel Lane
Newbridge
Co Kildare
Tel: 045 433979
Email: [email protected]

Fr. Eugen took up his appointment in Newbridge on the 1st of August, 2018. He is from Bacau, Romania. Fr. Eugen is three years ordained and comes from the Diocese of Yasi in Romania. He came to Kildare and Leighlin Diocese a year ago and has done supply work in the parishes of Tinryland in Carlow and Stradbally in Laois. It is great to have Fr. Eugen on our Parish Team and look forward to working with him over the coming years.

Fr. Joe McDermott Adm.

Fr. Joe McDermott Adm.
The Presbytery
Caragh
Naas
Co. Kildare
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. Following Fr. Paul Dempsey’s appointment as Bishop of Achonry, Fr. Joe is currently administrating the parish.

Fr. Piotr Jakubiak C.C

Fr. Piotr Jakubiak C.C
Curates House
Ballymany
Newbridge
Co. Kildare
Tel: (045) 4333979

Fr. Piotr Jakubiak, is the new chaplain to the Polish community in our diocese. He will be living in the priest’s house in Ballymany and will be working part-time in our parish.

Rev. Jim Stowe, Parish Deacon

Rev. Jim Stowe, Parish Deacon

Deacon

Parish Office,
Station Rd.,
Newbridge,
Co. Kildare.
Tel: (045) 431 394
Email: [email protected]

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.

The Parish Office is located within the Parish Center on Station Road, Newbridge.
Tel: (045) 431 394
Email: [email protected]
Additional Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.newbridgeparish.ie/

Office Opening Hours Monday-Friday 10.00 am – 4.00pm. Office closes for lunch on Friday only from 1.30 – 2.30 p.m.

Parish Secretaries
Marian Lanigan
Sandra McMahon

Phone 045 431394.

Parish Centre

Parish Centre
The Parish Centre, is located at Station Road, Newbridge.
Centre Receptionists : Ann Kennedy & Josh Foran
Tel: 045-431 121
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.newbridgeparish.ie/

Our Parish Centre is situated on the Station Rd. The Centre houses 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.

Pastoral Office

Pastoral Ministers: Margarita Bedding and Donal Mahon

Pastoral Secetary: Marie Malone

Donal Mahon, Parish Administrator

Donal Mahon, Parish Administrator

Parish Administrator

Parish Office,
Station Rd.,
Newbridge,
Co. Kildare

Tel: (045) 431 394
Email: [email protected]

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.

Margarita Bedding

Margarita Bedding

Pastoral Minister

Parish Office,
Station Rd.,
Newbridge,
Co. Kildare.

Tel: 045 431394
Mobile: 087 610 7528
Email: [email protected]

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.

Charlotte Vard

Charlotte Vard

Assistant Pastoral Minister/Youth Ministry

Parish Office,
Station Rd,
Newbridge,
Co. Kildare.

Tel: 045 431394
Mobile: (087) 2582616
Email: [email protected]

Charlotte is originally from Limerick. A past pupil of Scoil Mhuire and Holy Family Secondary School she has studied Psychology and Catechetics and is skilled in IT. She has been leading Confirmation Retreats for the past five years and was a founding member of the Amadeus Youth Group and Youth Choir. Most recently she has developed our new Parish App. She is currently a member of the Diocesan Safeguarding Committee.

She now joins the Team and will continue to develop youth ministry as well as getting involved in other areas of Pastoral Ministry.

Parish Pastoral Council

Parish Pastoral Council
Newpridge Parish Office
Tel: 045 431394
Email: [email protected]

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

Church Sacristans

Church Sacristans
Chill Mhuire- 045432286
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 Murphy H.F.C.
Tel: (045) 431 939
Email: [email protected]

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.