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)

15 December 2014

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the Just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Saviour. The heavens show forth the glory of God: and the firmament declareth the work of His hands.

Mass at 5pm, St Patrick's Church, College Rd, Kilkenny, Sunday 21st December.

Celebrant: Rev Thomas O'Toole PP

07 December 2014

Third Sunday of Advent



Rejoice in the Lord always: again I say, rejoice. Let your modesty be known to all men: for the Lord is nigh. Be nothing solicitous: but in every thing by prayer let your petitions be made known to God. Lord, Thou hast blessed Thy land: Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob.

Mass at 5pm, St Patrick's Church, College Rd, Kilkenny, Sunday 14th December.

Celebrant: Rev Thomas O'Toole PP

The Annual Torchlight Procession leaves the Parade in Kilkenny at 8pm and will end at the Black Abbey for Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.  Candles & holders will be available at the Parade.

23 November 2014

First Sunday of Advent

To Thee have I lifted up my soul: in Thee, O my God, I put my trust, let me not be ashamed: neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on Thee shall be confounded. Show, O Lord, Thy ways to me: and teach me Thy paths.
Mass at 5pm, St Patrick's Church, College Rd, Kilkenny, Sunday 30th November

Celebrant: Rev Thomas O’Toole PP

16 November 2014

Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Adore God, all you His Angels: Sion heard, and was glad: and the daughters of Juda rejoiced. The Lord hath reigned, let the earth rejoice: let many islands be glad
Mass at 5pm, St Patrick's Church, College Rd, Kilkenny, Sunday 23rd November
Celebrant: Rev Thomas O’Toole PP


09 November 2014

Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost

The Lord saith: I think thoughts of peace, and not of affliction: you shall call upon Me, and I will hear you; and I will bring back your captivity from all places. Lord, Thou hast blessd Thy land: Thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, amen. The Lord saith: I think thoughts of peace , and not of affliction: you shall call upon Me, and I will hear you; and I will bring back your captivity from all places..
Mass at 5pm, St Patrick's Church, College Rd, Kilkenny, Sunday 16th November

Celebrant: Rev Thomas O’Toole PP

02 November 2014

Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost

If Thou shalt observe iniquities, O Lord, Lord, who shall endure it? for with Thee is propitiation, O God of Israel. From the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice.
Mass at 5pm, St Patrick's Church, College Rd, Kilkenny, Sunday 9th November

Celebrant: Rev Thomas O’Toole PP