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)

11 February 2016

Little Chaplet of the Five Wounds

Below is the Little Chaplet of the Five Holy Wounds of Jesus which can be recited during Lent:


THE LITTLE CHAPLET OF THE FIVE WOUNDS OF JESUS CRUCIFIED by St. Alphonsus Liguori









 I.
O my Lord Jesus Christ, I adore the wound in Thy left foot. I thank Thee for having suffered it for me with so much sorrow and with so much love. I compassionate Thy pain, and that of Thine afflicted Mother. And, by the merit of this sacred wound, I pray Thee to grant me the pardon of my sins, of which I repent with all my heart, because they have offended Thine infinite goodness. O sorrowing Mary, pray to Jesus for me.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory, etc.
By all the wounds which Thou didst bear
With so much love and so much pain,
Oh, let a sinner's prayer
Thy mercy, Lord, obtain!

II.
O my Lord Jesus Christ, I adore the wound in Thy right foot. I thank Thee for having suffered it for me with so much sorrow and with so much love. I compassionate Thy pain, and that of Thine afflicted Mother. And, by the merit of this sacred wound, I pray Thee to give me the strength not to fall into mortal sin for the future, but to persevere in Thy grace unto my death. O sorrowing Mary, pray to Jesus for me.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory, etc.
By all the wounds which Thou didst bear
With so much love and so much pain,
Oh, let a sinner's prayer
Thy mercy, Lord, obtain!

III.
O my Lord Jesus Christ, I adore the wound in Thy left hand. I thank Thee for having suffered it for me with so much sorrow and with so much love. I compassionate Thy pain, and that of Thine afflicted Mother. And, by the merit of this sacred wound, I pray Thee to deliver me from Hell, which I have so often deserved, where I could never love Thee more. O sorrowing Mary, pray to Jesus for me.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory, etc.
By all the wounds which Thou didst bear
With so much love and so much pain,
Oh, let a sinner's prayer
Thy mercy, Lord, obtain!

IV.
O my Lord Jesus Christ, I adore the wound in Thy right hand. I thank Thee for having suffered it for me with so much sorrow and with so much love. I compassionate Thy pain, and that of Thy most afflicted Mother. And, by the merit of this sacred wound, I pray Thee to give me the glory of Paradise, where I shall love Thee perfectly, and with all my strength. O sorrowing Mary, pray to Jesus for me.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory, etc.
By all the wounds which Thou didst bear
With so much love and so much pain,
Oh, let a sinner's prayer
Thy mercy, Lord, obtain!

V.
 O my Lord Jesus Christ, I adore the wound in Thy side. I thank Thee for having willed, even after Thy death, to suffer this additional injury, without pain indeed, yet with consummate love. I compassionate Thine afflicted Mother, who alone felt all its pain. And, by the merit of this sacred wound, I pray Thee to bestow upon me the gift of holy love for Thee, that so I may ever love Thee in this life, and in the other, face to face, for all eternity, in Paradise. O sorrowing Mary, pray to Jesus for me.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory, etc.
By all the wounds which Thou didst bear
With so much love and so much pain,
Oh, let a sinner's prayer
Thy mercy, Lord, obtain!

14th February - First Sunday of Lent

                       First Sunday of Lent
                         Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O'Toole
                          Sunday 14th February at 5pm
                                   St.Patrick's Church
                                 College Rd., Kilkenny
                       Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm
He shall cry to me, and I will hear him:
I will deliver him, and I will glorify him:
I will fill him with length of days.



                                                  

03 February 2016

7th February - Quinquagesima Sunday

                   Quinquagesima Sunday
    HIGH MASS WITH GREGORIAN CHANT
                  Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O'Toole
                            Sunday 7th February at 5pm
                                    St.Patrick's Church
                                        College Rd., Kilkenny


Be Thou unto me a God, a Protector, and a house of refuge,
to save me: for Thou art my strength and my refuge: and for
Thy Name's sake Thou wilt lead me, and nourish me.


                                                 

28 January 2016

31 January - Sexagesima Sunday

                      Sexagesima Sunday
                       Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O'Toole
                            Sunday 31th January at 5pm 
                                    St.Patrick's Church
                                 College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm



Arise, why sleepest Thou, O Lord? Arise, and cast us not off to
the end. Why turnest Thou Thy face away, and forgettest
our trouble? Our belly hath cleaved to the earth: arise, O Lord,
help us and deliver us.




 

 

                                       

20 January 2016

24th January - Septuagesima Sunday

                     Septuagesima Sunday
                        Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O' Toole
                                    Sunday 24th January at 5pm
                                     St.Patrick's Church
                                  College Rd., Kilkenny
                           Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

The sorrows of death surrounded me,
the sorrows of hell encompassed me:
and in my affliction I called upon the Lord,
and He heard my voice from His holy temple.


                                            

13 January 2016

17th January - Second Sunday after the Epiphany


          Second Sunday after the Epiphany
                        Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O'Toole
                            Sunday 17th January at 5pm
                                     St.Patrick's Church
                                  College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

Let all the earth adore Thee, O God, and
sing to Thee: let it sing a psalm to Thy
Name, O Most High.



                                      

08 January 2016

10th January - Feast of the Holy Family

                     Feast of the Holy Family
                     Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O'Toole
                               Sunday 10th January at 5pm
                                      St.Patrick's Church
                                   College Rd., Kilkenny
                        Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


The father of the Just rejoiceth greatly, let Thy father and Thy mother
be joyful, and let her rejoice that bore Thee.

                                         
                                              

04 January 2016

6th January - Epiphany of Our Lord

                 The Epiphany of Our Lord
                  Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O'Toole
                         Wednesday 6th January at 5pm
                                    St.Patrick's Church
                                 College Rd., Kilkenny
                             

Behold the Lord the Ruler is come: and the Kingdom is
in His Hand, and power and dominion.

                                                  

31 December 2015

3rd January - Holy Name of Jesus

             Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus
                   Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O'Toole
                              Sunday January 3rd at 5pm
                                     St.Patrick's Church
                                   College Rd., Kilkenny
                        Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


In the Name of Jesus let every knee bow, of those that
are in Heaven, on Earth, and under the Earth: and let
every tongue confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the
glory of God the Father.

                                                     

26 December 2015

27th December - Sunday within the Octave of Christmas

    Sunday within the Octave of Christmas 
                  Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O'Toole
                           Sunday December 27th at 5pm
                                    St.Patrick's Church
                                  College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm
While all things were in quiet silence and the night was in
the midst of her course, Thine almighty Word, O Lord,
leaped down from heaven from Thy royal throne.