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)

03 August 2015

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

God in His holy place; God who maketh men of one mind to dwell in a house; He shall give power and strength to His people.  Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered: and let them that hate Him flee from before His face.
Mass at 5pm, St Patrick's Church, College Rd, Kilkenny, Sunday 9th August

Celebrant:  Rev Thomas O’Toole PP

27 July 2015

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

When I cried to the Lord He heard my voice, from them that draw near to me; and He humbled them, who is before all ages, and remains for ever: cast thy care upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.  Hear, O God, my prayer, and despise not my supplication; be attentive to me and hear me.
Mass at 5pm, St Patrick's Church, College Rd, Kilkenny, Sunday 2nd August

Celebrant:  Rev Thomas O’Toole PP

22 July 2015

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Behold God is my helper, and the Lord is the protector of my soul: turn back the evils upon my enemies, and cut them off in Thy truth, O Lord my protector. Save me, O God, by Thy Name, and deliver me in Thy strength.
Mass at 5pm, St Patrick's Church, College Rd, Kilkenny, Sunday 26th July

Celebrant:  Rev Thomas O’Toole PP

15 July 2015

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

We have received Thy mercy, O God, in the midst of Thy temple; according to Thy Name, O God, so also is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth; Thy right hand is full of justice. Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised, in the city of God, in His holy mountain
Mass at 5pm, St Patrick's Church, College Rd, Kilkenny, Sunday 19th July

Celebrant:  Rev Thomas O’Toole PP

08 July 2015

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost


Clap your hands, all ye nations: shout unto God with the voice of joy For the Lord is most high, He is terrible; He is a great King over all the earth.
Mass at 5pm, St Patrick's Church, College Rd, Kilkenny, Sunday 12th July

Celebrant:  Rev Thomas O’Toole PP

06 July 2015

St Patrick's Church, College Road, Kilkenny

Saturday 11th July 2015 at 5:00pm

Sung Mass 

Feast of St Oliver Plunkett, Bishop & Martyr


It has been 434 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 Saturday 11th July


Celebrant: V. Rev. Fr. Horgan