Pope Benedict XVI

"Beauty... is not mere decoration, but rather an essential element of the liturgical action, since it is an attribute of God Himself and His revelation."
(Pope Benedict XVI, Sacramentum Caritatis, 35)

17 July 2014

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

The Lord is the strength of His people, and the protector of the salvation of His anointed: save, O Lord, Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance, and rule them forever. Unto Thee will I cry, O Lord: O my God, be not Thou silent to me, lest if Thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.
Mass at 5pm, St Patrick's Church, College Rd, Kilkenny, Sunday 20th July

Celebrant: Rev Thomas O’Toole PP

08 July 2014

St Patrick's Church, College Road, Kilkenny
Friday 11-July-2014 at 7:00pm

Sung Mass 

Feast of St Oliver Plunkett, Bishop & Martyr

It has been 433 years since the martyrdom of St. Oliver Plunkett at Tyburn on the 1st of July 1681 (in the Julian calendar). His feast is celebrated on the 11th of July in the Roman calendar, which is the date of his martyrdom under the Gregorian calendar which was of course only adopted in England in 1752. He was also the last Catholic martyr to die in England.

In celebration of St. Oliver Plunkett and in thanksgiving for the past years work in Kilkenny under his patronage, there will be veneration of a 1st Class relic of St. Oliver Plunkett after the Sung Mass on Friday 11th July

Celebrant: V. Rev. Gerard Deighan, Dublin

06 July 2014

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Hear, O Lord, my voice with which I have cried to Thee: be Thou my helper, forsake me not, nor do Thou despise me, O God, my Savior.  The Lord is my light, and my salvation, whom shall I fear?.
Mass at 5pm, St Patrick's Church, College Rd, Kilkenny, Sunday 13th July

Celebrant: Rev Thomas O’Toole PP