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Welcome to Killarney Parish website! This website is dedicated to our entire community and offers a wide range of details and information on the activities of the Parish.
We are a vibrant Parish proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Witness, Worship + Service, brimming full of heritage and history, and surrounded by incredibly beautiful countryside. Killarney is famed throughout the world for its scenic treasures! With its stunning mountain range and lakes, it is known as beauty’s home. Rising above the whole scene of the town and its backdrop, is our Cathedral – the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, better known as St Mary’s. Soaring heavenward, our Cathedral carries with it the devotion and prayers of generations of people of the Diocese, at home and abroad. This is the Cathedral of the Diocese of Kerry, the successor Cathedral to that of St Brendan at Ardfert, to the north-west of Tralee.
We are also part of Killarney Pastoral Area along with Fossa, Kilcummin, Glenflesk, Firies and Glenflesk as our neighbouring Parishes.
Are you looking for today’s Mass Readings? This Sunday’s Readings? These are available and updated daily on the Diocese of Kerry Website please Click Here
Upcoming Dates for the Diary!
Monday 27th July – Aghadoe Cemetery
Monday 3rd August – New Cemetery
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Church of the Resurrection 10am—10pm Tuesdays.
Cathedral 11am– 6pm Wednesdays
Church of the Holy Spirit Muckross 6pm-9pm Thursdays.
Getting Married in Killarney Parish?
We pray God’s blessing for you in this time of preparation, and God’s guidance for you in your married life. Getting married in our Church means that you will be celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage, one of the seven sacraments in our Church, a time to be enriched with God’s grace. Please Click Here to see our Parish Guidelines (July 2015)
THE POPE’S ENCYCLICAL ON THE ENVIRONMENT– Laudato Si
This is the first time a Pope has devoted one entirely to environmental issues. The pontiff unambiguously accepts the scientific consensus that changes in the climate are largely manmade, and also laments a loss of biodiversity and growing scarcities of safe water. Francis is especially strong on the link between environmental problems and poverty, arguing that developing nations will bear the brunt of today’s ecological crisis and that poor people are ill-equipped to adapt to a changing climate. It’s essential, he insists, “to hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor”. For Christians, Francis says, there’s a special obligation to care for “our common home” rooted in the Biblical idea of nature as God’s creation. Yet he says the message of Laudato Si’ is intended for all, because no one is exempt from the consequences when, as he puts it, the Earth begins “to look more and more like an immense pile of filth”. Fr. Donal Dorr, will be speaking on this encyclical in Killarney on the evening of 28th of September. Further details to follow at a later date.
Annual Dinner For Priests Home From Abroad
The annual dinner for priests home on holiday will take place on Tues. August 4th at 6.30 p.m. in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road. Please make this known to visiting priests. Priests who have already retired to Kerry and those who ministered in other countries who are now resident in Kerry are also welcome. Contact Diocesan Office at 6631168.