Diocese of Ossory Feast of Corpus Christi 2024

This year the Diocese celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi by means of the celebration of Mass on the lawns of St Kieran’s College and a Corpus Christi procession after that celebration. Fr Dan Carroll VG was the principal celebrant and he was joined by the priests and people of the city parishes and those […]

Corpus Christi Procession 2024

On the weekend of the 2nd June we will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Jesus.  This year we are going to move the celebration of the 5.30 p.m. Mass from St Mary’s Cathedral to the grounds of St Kieran’s College.  Hopefully, the weather will oblige, and the Mass will be on the front lawn […]

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 

The Ossory pilgrimage to Lourdes is took place this week and finished on 27th May. While on pilgrimage the intentions of the people of the Diocese and the needs of our Diocese were  remembered during all liturgies. The pilgrimage  included 23 assisted pilgrims and 40 young people from secondary schools in the Diocese. Our sincere […]

GRACE Report Launch

GRACE Report Launch, All Hallows College, Dublin 23 April 2024 Speech by Dr Niall Coll, Bishop of Ossory, who launched the Report. It’s a great privilege for me to be associated with the launch of the GRACE (Ireland) Research Project 2021-24. Having been involved in teacher education for many years in Belfast, my short-lived perch […]

Easter Vigil Homily 2024

Homily of Bishop Niall Coll Easter Vigil  2024 Easter resonates in the Irish mind for both religious and political reasons. The Easter Rising in 1916 was originally timed for Easter Sunday itself. One day later the revolutionaries struck in the hope of both ending the long centuries of colonial rule and initiating the new life […]

Chrism Mass Homily

Bishop Niall Coll Chrism Mass Homily 2024 St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, 27 March 2024 If you’ve ever visited the United States, you may have experienced American humour about the taste of traditional Irish food – boiled to death many chuckle – going so far as to assert that in hell the Irish will do the cooking, […]

Easter Ceremonies on RTE

This year RTE will broadcast the Easter Ceremonies from St Mary’s Cathedral in Kilkenny.  These ceremonies will be live on Good Friday at 3pm and for the Easter Vigil at 11pm on Holy Saturday night. We thank all those who are working to prepare for these celebrations. These promise to be special celebrations in our […]

Synodal Conversations

Pope Francis is encouraging the Church throughout the world to continue with the synodal conversations – ensuring the voice of all in our Church is heard. Bishop Niall has asked that we continue that here in Ossory and therefore on Friday next, 22nd March at 7pm, in St Kieran’s College, we are asking people to […]

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