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)

30 March 2016

3rd April - Low Sunday

                                           Low Sunday
                           Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O'Toole
                                  Sunday 3rd April at 5pm
                                      St. Patrick's Church
                                    College Rd., Kilkenny
                        Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

As newborn babies, alleluia, desire the rational milk
without guile, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.


24 March 2016

27th March - Easter Sunday

                           Easter Sunday
                    Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O'Toole
                              Sunday 27th March at 5pm
                                   St. Patrick's Church
                                 College Rd., Kilkenny
                     Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

I arose, and am still with Thee, alleluia;
Thou hast laid Thy hand upon Me, alleluia;
Thy knowledge is become wonderful,
alleluia, alleluia.
   IMPORTANT: Please note that Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, 27th March at 1am. Clocks are set to go forward 1 hour at that time.                                                    

18 March 2016

Prayer to St.Joseph

This month of March is dedicated to St. Joseph, foster-father of Jesus Christ and Patron of the Universal Church. Tomorrow, the 19th of March, is also his feastday. Below is a prayer asking him for his protection:

Prayer to St. Joseph
To thee, O Blessed Joseph, we have recourse in our tribulations, and while imploring the aid of thy most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke thy patronage also. By that love which united thee to the Immaculate Virgin, Mother of God, and by the fatherly affection with which thou didst embrace the Infant Jesus, we humbly beseech thee graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased with His Blood and to help us in our necessities, by thy powerful intercession.
Protect, O most provident Guardian of the Holy Family, the chosen children of Jesus Christ; ward off from us, O most loving Father, all taint of error and corruption; graciously assist us from Heaven, O most power protector, in our struggle with the powers of darkness; and as thou didst once rescue the Child Jesus from imminent peril to His life, so now defend the Holy Church of God from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity.
Shield each one of us with thy unceasing patronage that, imitating thy example and supported by thine aid, we may be enabled to live a good life, die a holy death, and secure everlasting happiness in Heaven. Amen.

St. Joseph, pray for us!


16 March 2016

20th March - Palm Sunday

Annoucement concerning St.Patrick's Day Mass

We regret to announce that there will be no Mass tomorrow for the Feast of St. Patrick, our patron saint, due to the absence of our regular celebrant. Please check this blog for Mass times on upcoming holydays. Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone and safe journey to those travelling to attend Mass in other parts of the country!

Hail Glorious Saint Patrick!
St. Patrick, pray for Ireland and for Kilkenny!



11 March 2016

13th March - Passion Sunday

                          Passion Sunday
                           Celebrant: Rev. Thomas O'Toole
                               Sunday 13th March at 5pm
                                     St.Patrick's Church
                                  College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm
Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation
that is not holy: deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man:
for Thou art God my strength.


02 March 2016

6th March - Fourth Sunday of Lent

     Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)
                         Celebrant: Rev.Thomas O'Toole
                               Sunday 6th March at 5pm
                                     St.Patrick's Church
                                  College Rd., Kilkenny
                      Rosary before Holy Mass at 4.30pm

Rejoice, O Jerusalem: and come together all you that love her:
rejoice with joy, you that have been in sorrow: that you may exult,
and be filled from the breasts of your consolation