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October 18th 29th Sunday of the Year 

Mission Sunday


Mass will be available on the Webcam at 11am  (Bishop Farrell)  & 5.30pm (Fr Scriven)


Mass will be available on the Webcam at 9am.  The Cathedral will be open each day until 6.30pm.


Open Tuesday (9.30 – 5pm) Wednesday (2m – 5pm) Thursday (9.30am – 5pm)

Full range of gifts for Confirmation and First Holy Communion available.

Shop goods also available in the Parish office each morning (10am – 12.30pm)


Thanks to all who have used the DONATE button on our website to support the Cathedral in recent weeks.  Your generosity and continued support are greatly appreciated.  In particular, your donations help to defray the cost of the Webcam and Live Streaming of Mass from the Cathedral.  This service costs €3500 per year.

Access the DONATE button here:  DONATE BUTTON


GREAT RESPONSE……There has been a great response to the appeal for funding for the new lights in the Cathedral.  If you can help leave a donation through the DONATE Button.  A contribution of €15 is suggested.  Thanks again to all who have responded.  DONATE BUTTON


In accordance with Government guidelines there will be no celebrations of Baptism at this time; those booked will be rearranged to a later date.  Please contact the Parish Office for more information.

Cathedral Draw

Congratulations to all winners of the September Draw.  Thanks to all who support the Draw and a big thank you to promoters throughout the diocese.  October Draw on 28th October in the Chapter Room at 8pm.

Draw Results Sept 20

St Mary’s Parish Facebook Page

Visit St Mary’s Parish Facebook Page:  St Marys Parish Kilkenny


At last all power Master

You give leave to your servant to go in peace

according to your promise.


For my eyes have seen your salvation

which you have prepared for all nations;

the light to enlighten the gentiles

and give glory to your people Israel.


Save us Lord, while we are awake,

protect us while we sleep.

That we may keep watch with Christ

and rest with him in peace. Amen


Welcome to St Mary's Cathedral

Bishop Farrell and Fr Scriven welcome you to St Mary's Cathedral.

Casting a watching eye and blessing over the city of Kilkenny for over 180 years this magnificent cathedral of St Mary's stands proud at 162 feet (49 metres) in length, 100 feet (30 metres) wide in the transepts and with a central tower that is 186 feet and six inches (57 metres) to the pinnacles of the tower. The foundation stone was laid on 18 August 1843 and it was opened and consecrated on 4 October 1857 by the Bishop of Ossory, Most Reverend Edward Walsh.

In the years that have followed every generation has contributed to the beauty of the building – adding altars and statues, Stations of the Cross and mosaic decorations, murals and paintings, and in more recent years cleaning and preserving.
This church is a living place of faith and prayer. It is a parish church serving the needs of the parishioners of the oldest part of the Marble City. It is a place where hundreds have gathered in song and celebration: welcoming new bishops and newly ordained priests, witnessing weddings, burying the dead, celebrating First Communions, welcoming the Holy Spirit in Confirmation – a place that has celebrated life and death, joys and sorrows.

It is a place which welcomes the lonely individual as well as the Sunday congregation. It is a place of beauty and repose which gives rest to the soul. It is a place of mystery, a place of warmth, a place of private prayer and intercession, a place of nooks and crannies, a place for lighting candles and passing the time of day with saints, a place of companionship with the Lord. A place to celebrate, a place to be renewed, a place to be united with God.

Enjoy your visit to our website. If you are in Kilkenny drop in to visit our beautiful Cathedral.

Le gach dea ghuí

Richard Scriven

Mass Times

St. Mary's Cathedral, Kilkenny

Sunday & Holy Days Vigil Mass - Saturday 5.40pm (Capuchin Friary)
6.10pm (Black Abbey)
Sunday 11.00am, 5.30pm (The Cathedral)
Holy Days 10am (The Cathedral)
Monday - Saturday 9.00am Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Sacrament of Reconciliation First Saturday of the Month in the Cathedral or by appointment
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Monday 9.30am - 10.30am

On the occasion of a funeral the 9am weekday Mass is not celebrated.