Homily of Bishop Coll at the First Anniversary Mass for Bishop Séamus Freeman

Homily of Bishop Niall Coll at the First Anniversary Mass for Bishop Séamus Freeman in St Mary’s Cathedral, Kilkenny, Sunday 20th August 2023 Usually when people approach Jesus to ask for something – the poor, the sick, the rejected, the disadvantaged – he responds immediately and generously. But look at how Jesus treats this foreign woman, a […]

First Anniversary Mass for Bishop Séamus Freeman S.A.C.

Bishop Niall will celebrate the first anniversary Mass for Bishop Séamus Freeman S.A.C., on Sunday 20th August 2023, in St Mary’s Cathedral Parish at 5.30 p.m.  We invite people to come and join us in prayer for Bishop Séamus as we gather along with his family and all from the Diocese at that Mass. Music […]

Vocations in the midst of our Young Church

As an initiative of the current Year for Vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood, the Vocations Office of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference is participating at the ‘Youth 2000 Summer Festival’ over these four days at Clongowes Wood College SJ, Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin.  Over five hundred young people are expected to attend this annual […]

Annual St Kieran’s College Priests’ Reunion

St Kieran’s College is proud to host its annual reunion on the first Tuesday after the 15th August this year that date is the 22nd August and invites have been issued to those celebrating special jubilees and, in fact, via this posting to all those ordained from St Kieran’s College and now ministering throughout the […]

Mary’s Meals – Walk to Knock

Mary’s Meals, named in honour of Our Lady, feeds 2,429,182 children in 18 countries every day at their schools, using local produce. It costs just €22 to feed a child for a year, and administrative costs are kept to a minimum at 7 cent in the Euro. Starting on Monday 7th August, Irish volunteers will begin […]

National Novena at Knock Shrine

14th – 22nd August The National Novena to Our Lady of Knock offers you the opportunity to step away from everyday life and immerse yourself in prayer in the beautiful, peaceful grounds of Knock Shrine. Over the course of the nine-day Novena, we will hear from guest Homilists and Speakers during daily ceremonies at 3pm […]

Prayer at the Heart of our City

We hope to establish a group for adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in St Mary’s Cathedral.  It would be beautiful to have a constant presence of prayer for our Diocese and world at this time. The number of days and hours of this adoration will be determined by the people involved.  If you would […]

Diocesan Director of Safeguarding Advertisement

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory are seeking to recruit a Diocesan Director of Safeguarding with responsibility for children and vulnerable adults. Background Information: The Roman Catholic Dioceses of Kildare and Leighlin, and Ossory have parishes in all of County Carlow and County Kilkenny as well as parts of Counties […]

Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2023

Bishop Niall and many of the faithful have travelled to Lourdes in these days. The annual Ossory Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes recommenced on May 23 last following a number of pandemic interrupted years. Work to prepare for this pilgrimage was begun last September and thanks to the great efforts of the organising committee all the […]

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