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