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)

14 January 2017

15th January - Second Sunday after the Epiphany

          Second Sunday after the Epiphany
                            Sunday 15th 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.
                                     

07 January 2017

8th January - Feast of the Holy Family

                            Feast of the Holy Family
                     Sunday 8th 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.
                                                  

31 December 2016

1st January - Circumcision of Our Lord

            The Circumcision of Our Lord
                     Sunday January 1st at 5pm
                                  St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny
                    Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

A Child is born to us, and a Son is given to us, whose government
is upon His shoulders: and His Name shall be called the Angel
of great counsel.


                                                

21 December 2016

Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Mass Times:

December 24th: High Mass with Gregorian Chant at 9.30pm, St. Patrick's Church, College Rd., Kilkenny. Carols will be sung before Holy Mass at 9.10pm.

December 25th: Low Mass at 8.00am in St. Patrick's.


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Christ is born in Bethlehem!

16 December 2016

18th December - Fourth Sunday of Advent

                 Fourth Sunday of Advent
                   Sunday 18th December at 5pm
                                  St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just:
let the earth be opened and bud forth a Saviour.
                          

12 December 2016

11th December - Gaudete Sunday

                                       Gaudete Sunday
                                 Sunday 11th December at 5pm
                                  St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

                 
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02 December 2016

8th December - Annual Candlelight Rosary Procession

The 43rd Annual Candlelight Rosary Procession organised by the Fatima Apostolate will leave the Parade, Kilkenny City at 8pm on Thursday 8th December. This annual act of public honour to Our Blessed Mother has always taken place on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It proceeds through the streets of the city, ending at the old Dominican church, the Black Abbey, for Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. We would invite all of you to attend this procession and to give glory to the Holy Virgin Mary as we recite the Holy Rosary whilst walking through the streets. Enrolments in the Brown Scapular will also take place in the Black Abbey after Benediction. Candles will be available at the Parade before the public procession begins.

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O Mary, conceived without sin, pray
for us who have recourse to thee!
                                      

01 December 2016

8th December - Feast of the Immaculate Conception

          Feast of the Immaculate Conception
             HIGH MASS WITH GREGORIAN CHANT
              Mass on Thursday December 8th at 5pm
                                   St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny


I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, for my soul
shall be joyful in my God: for He hath clothed
me with the garments of salvation, and with
the robe of justice He hath covered me,
as a bride adorned with her jewels.


                                         

4th December - Second Sunday of Advent

                  Second Sunday of Advent
              HIGH MASS WITH GREGORIAN CHANT
                             Sunday 4th December at 5pm
                                    St. Patrick's Church,
                                  College Rd., Kilkenny


People of Sion, behold the Lord shall come to save
the nations: and the Lord shall make the glory of
His voice to be heard, in the joy of your heart.

                          

26 November 2016

27th November - First Sunday of Advent

                    First Sunday of Advent
                             Sunday 27th November at 5pm
                                    St. Patrick's Church,
                                  College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

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.