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)

26 July 2013

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 28th July

19 July 2013

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 21st July
Celebrant:  Rev Thomas O’Toole CC

08 July 2013

Sung Mass Thursday 11-July-2012 at 7:00pm
Feast of St Oliver Plunkett, Bishop & Martyr
It has been 422 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.

To celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the beatification of St. Oliver Plunkett and in thanks-giving 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 Thursday 11th July

Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O'Toole CC

03 July 2013

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 for ever. 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 7th July
Celebrant: Rev Thomas O’Toole CC