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)

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.

                                            
                         

20 November 2016

20th November - Last Sunday after Pentecost

                         Last Sunday after Pentecost
                 Sunday 20th November at 5pm
                                 St. Patrick's Church,
                               College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm
The Lord saith: I think thoughts of peace,and not of affliction: you shall call
upon Me, and I will hear you; and I will
bring back your captivity from all places.




                                                        



                                                                       

11 November 2016

13th November - Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

 Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Resumed)
                        Sunday 13th November at 5pm
                                 St. Patrick's Church,
                               College Rd., Kilkenny
                    Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

Adore God, all you His Angels: Sion heard,
and was glad: and the daughters of Juda rejoiced.



                                                  

31 October 2016

6th November - Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Resumed)

        Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Resumed)
           (Comm. Of Feast of All the Saints of Ireland)
                            Sunday 6th November at 5pm
                                   St. Patrick's Church,
                                 College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


Adore God, all you His Angels: Sion heard,
and was glad: and the daughters of Juda rejoiced.


                                                                    

30th October - Feast of Christ the King

                              Feast of Christ the King
                          Sunday 30th October at 5pm
                                 St. Patrick's Church,
                               College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm
                   

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The Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive power and
divinity and wisdom and strength and honour;
to Him be glory and empire for ever and ever.


                                   

23 October 2016

23rd October - Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost

        Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
                     Sunday 23rd October at 5pm
                                  St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


Nineth Sunday After Pentecost
The Lord saith: I think thoughts of peace,
and not of affliction: you shall call
upon Me, and I will hear you; and I will
bring back your captivity from all places.
                                        



                                                 

13 October 2016

16th October - Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

      Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
                       Sunday 16th October at 5pm
                                            St. Patrick's Church,
                                   College Rd., Kilkenny
                       Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm



Twenty-second Sunday After Pentecost
If Thou, O Lord, shalt observe iniquities;
Lord, who shall endure it? for with Thee
there is merciful forgiveness, O God of Israel.
                                                

07 October 2016

9th October - Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

           Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
                              Sunday 9th October at 5pm
                                            St. Patrick's Church,
                                 College Rd., Kilkenny
                    Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

Nineth Sunday After Pentecost
All things are in Thy will, O Lord;
and there is none that can resist Thy will:
for Thou hast made all things,
heaven and earth, and all things that are
under the cope of heaven: Thou art Lord
of all.


                                       

01 October 2016

2nd October - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

           Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
                                    Sunday 2nd October at 5pm
                                  St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

                                                  
All that Thou hast done to us, O Lord,
Thou hast done in true judgement:
because we have sinned against Thee, and
we have not obeyed Thy commandments:
but give glory to Thy Name, and deal
with us according to the multitude
of Thy mercy.

23 September 2016

25th September - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

           Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
                          Sunday 25th September at 5pm
                                   St. Patrick's Church,
                                 College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

I am the salvation of the people, saith the Lord:
in whatever tribulation they shall cry to Me,
I will hear them; and I will be their Lord for ever.




                                                

16 September 2016

18th September - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

           Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
                            Sunday 18th September at 5pm
                                    St. Patrick's Church,
                                 College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


Give peace, O Lord, to them that patiently
wait for Thee, that Thy prophets may be found
faithful: hear the prayers of Thy servant,
and of Thy people Israel.





                                                 

10 September 2016

11th September - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

         Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
                   Sunday 11th September at 5pm
                                  St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
Thou art just, O Lord, and Thy judgement is
right; deal with Thy servant according to Thy mercy.
           

03 September 2016

4th September - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

              Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
                            Sunday 4th September at 5pm
                                    St. Patrick's Church,
                                  College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have
cried to Thee all the day; for Thou, O Lord,
art sweet and mild, and plenteous in mercy
to all that call upon Thee.





                                                                                   

20 August 2016

21st August - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

             Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
                                Sunday 21st August at 5pm
                                  St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

                                                  
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
Behold, O God, our protector, and look
on the face of Thy Christ: for better is
one day in Thy courts above thousands.
                                 

13 August 2016

14th August - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

            Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
                       Sunday 14th August at 5pm
                                    St. Patrick's Church,
                                  College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
Have regard, O Lord, to Thy covenant, and
forsake not to the end the souls of Thy poor:
arise, O Lord, and judge Thy cause, and forget
not the voices of them that seek Thee.
                                                         

04 August 2016

7th August - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

           Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
                    Sunday 7th August at 5pm
                                   St. Patrick's Church,
                            College Rd., Kilkenny
                        Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
O God, come to my assistance; O Lord,
make haste to help me: let mine enemies
be confounded and ashamed, who seek
my soul.
                                                         

02 August 2016

31st July - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

           Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
                             Sunday 31st July at 5pm
                                   St. Patrick's Church,
                                 College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


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.

                                            

21 July 2016

24th July - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

             Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
                     High Mass with Gregorian Chant
                             Sunday 24th July at 5pm
                                 St. Patrick's Church,
                               College Rd., Kilkenny
                
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.


                                        


16 July 2016

17th July - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

               Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
                               Sunday 17th July at 5pm
                                  St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm



Nineth Sunday After Pentecost
Behold God is my helper, and the Lord
is the protector of my soul: turn back the
evils upon mine enemies, and cut them
off in Thy truth, O Lord my protector.
                               

06 July 2016

11th July - Feast of St. Oliver Plunkett

Feast of St. Oliver Plunkett 
                      High Mass with Gregorian Chant
                               Monday July 11th at 7pm
                                   St. Patrick's Church,
                                 College Rd., Kilkenny

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      It has been 335 years since the martyrdom of St. Oliver Plunkett at Tyburn on the 1st of July 1681. He was the last Catholic martyr to die in England.

In honour of St. Oliver Plunkett and in thanksgiving for the past year's work in Kilkenny under his patronage, there will be veneration of a 1st Class relic of St. Oliver Plunkett after the High Mass.

                                       

10th July - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

             Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
                              Sunday 10th July at 5pm
                                  St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny
                    Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


Eigth 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.
                                                    

03 July 2016

3rd July - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

              Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
                               Sunday 3rd July at 5pm
                                   St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
Clap your hands, all ye nations: shout unto
God with the voice of joy.
                                             

26 June 2016

26th June - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

               Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
                               Sunday 26th June at 5pm
                                   St. Patrick's Church,
                                 College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm



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.
                                    

19 June 2016

19th June - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

               Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
                         Sunday 19th June at 5pm
                                  St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny
                           Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


Hear, O Lord, my voice with which I have cried to Thee:
be Thou my helper, forsake me not, do not Thou despise me,
O God, my Saviour.



                                                  

10 June 2016

12th June - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

              Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
                           Sunday 12th June at 5pm
                                    St. Patrick's Church,
                                 College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
The Lord is my light and my salvation:
whom shall I fear? The Lord is the
protector of my life: of whom shall
I be afraid? Mine enemies that trouble
me have themselves been weakened
and have fallen.
                                                  

03 June 2016

5th June - Third Sunday after Pentecost

               Third Sunday after Pentecost
                                Sunday 5th June at 5pm
                                  St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

Third Sunday After Pentecost
Look Thou upon me, O Lord, and have mercy
on me; for I am alone and poor. See mine
abjection and my labour; and forgive me
all my sins, O my God,

                                   




25 May 2016

29th May - Solemnity of Corpus Christi

               Solemnity of Corpus Christi
                   (Second Sunday after Pentecost)
                      Sunday 29th May at 5pm
                                  St. Patrick's Church,
                                College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm


He fed them with the fat of corn, alleluia; and filled them with
honey out of the rock, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
                   
           

18 May 2016

22nd May - Trinity Sunday

                            Trinity Sunday
                                 Sunday 22nd May at 5pm
                                     St. Patrick's Church,
                                   College Rd., Kilkenny
                       Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

Blessed be the holy Trinity, and undivided Unity: we will
give glory to Him, because He hath shown His mercy to us


                                     

11 May 2016

Pentecost Sunday - 15th May

                         Pentecost Sunday
                          Sunday 15th May at 5pm
                                    St. Patrick's Church,
                                  College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

The Spirit of the Lord hath filled the whole world, alleluia;
and that, which containeth all things hath knowledge of
the voice, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

                                              

07 May 2016

8th May - Sunday after the Ascension

                Sunday after the Ascension
                                Sunday 8th May at 5pm
                                    St. Patrick's Church,
                                  College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm



Hear, O Lord, my voice with which I
have cried to Thee, alleluia; my heart
hath said to Thee: I have sought Thy
face, Thy face, O Lord, I will seek:
turn not away Thy face from me,
alleluia, alleluia.
                                               

27 April 2016

1st May - St. Joseph the Worker

                      St. Joseph the Worker
            High Mass with Gregorian Chant
                                 Sunday 1st May at 5pm
                                     St. Patrick's Church,
                                   College Rd., Kilkenny


Wisdom rendered to the just the wages
of their labours and conducted them in
a wonderful way; and she was to them
for a covert by day and for the light
of stars by night; alleluia, alleluia.
                              



                                                  
                

22 April 2016

24th April - Fourth Sunday after Easter

                  Fourth Sunday after Easter
                               Sunday 24th April at 5pm
                                   St. Patrick's Church,
                                 College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

Sing ye to the Lord a new canticle, alleluia,
for the Lord hath done wonderful things,
alleluia; He hath revealed His justice in
the sight of the Gentiles, alleluia, alleluia
alleluia.

                                                 

13 April 2016

17th April - Third Sunday after Easter

                   Third Sunday after Easter
    HIGH MASS WITH GREGORIAN CHANT
                               Sunday 17th April at 5pm
                                    St. Patrick's Church
                                  College Rd., Kilkenny

Shout with joy to God, all the earth, alleluia: sing ye a
psalm to His Name, alleluia: give glory to His praise
alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.