THANKS – MÍLE BUÍOCHAS
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.
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Cathedral Open for Mass from June 29th
MAXIMUM NUMBER IS 50
We are not permitted to have over 50 at Mass until later in July.
We must for the good of all abide by this requirement.
Sunday 28th June – 13th Sunday of the Year
Mass will be available on the Webcam at 11am and 5.30pm celebrated by Rev Richard Scriven
Monday 29th June – Feast of SS Peter and Paul
Bishop Farrell will celebrate Mass at 9am in St Mary’s Cathedral.
Maximum of 50 people permitted to attend – also available on the Webcam.
Pastoral Letter from Bishop Farrell Pastoral Letter 24 May 2020 24 May 2020
Visit St Mary’s Parish Facebook Page: St Marys Parish Kilkenny
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
St. Mary's Cathedral, Kilkenny
|Sunday & Holy Days Vigil Mass - Saturday||
5.40pm (Capuchin Friary)
6.10pm (Black Abbey)
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.