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Diocese of GalwayKilmacduagh & Kilfenora

Deoise na GaillimheChill Mac Duach & Chill Fhionnúrach

Cathedral

Masses

Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven & St Nicholas

Sunday
Vigil 6:00pm (Vigil), 9:00am (As Gaeilge), 10:30am, 12:30pm, 6:00pm
Holy days
Vigil 6:00pm (Vigil), 8:30am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 6:00pm
Monday
11:00am, 6:00pm (Perpetual Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help)
Tuesday
11:00am, 6:00pm
Wednesday
11:00am, 6:00pm
Thursday
11:00am, 6:00pm
Friday
11:00am, 6:00pm
Saturday
11:00am (Mass & office of Our Lady on the first Saturday of the month)

Franciscan Abbey

Sunday
Vigil 5:30pm, 8:00am, 10:00am
Monday
10:30am, 1:10pm
Tuesday
10:30am, 1:10pm
Wednesday
10:30am, 1:10pm
Thursday
10:30am, 1:10pm
Friday
10:30am, 1:10pm
Saturday
10:30am, 1:10pm


Note: All sacraments and devotions are impacted by Covid-19 restrictions, and Mass times are subject to change. We make every effort to ensure this information is current, but please check with the parish for the most up-to-date position.

Mass is live-streamed from the Cathedral at www.galwaycathedral.ie/webcam
See also Facebook at www.facebook.com/galwaycathedral and Youtube (search 'Galway Cathedral')

See lower down the page for full contact details and other information for the Franciscan Abbey.
W. www.franciscans.ie/friaries/galway
Please note the Abbey is not open for public Mass during the current Covid-19 restrictions.
 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there is no Solemn Novena to our Lady of Perpetual Help in Galway Cathedral this year.


cathedral photoClergy

Very Rev. Monsignor Peter Rabbitte, PP, VF
Rev. Martin Whelan, CC
The Cathedral, Gaol Road, Galway
T. +353 (0)91 563577
E. info@galwaycathedral.ie

Parish Office

Secretary: Noreen Hanley
Office hours: Monday to Thursday 10.00am–1.00pm & 2.00pm–5.00pm; closed an hour earlier on Friday afternoons.
T. +353 (0)91 563577
E. info@galwaycathedral.ie
Parish newsletter submissions: newsletter@galwaycathedral.ie
W. www.galwaycathedral.ie
 

Cathedral Bookshop
Open Monday–Saturday, 09:30–13:00 and 14:00–17:30; open Sunday between morning Masses.
 

Sacred Music
Director of Music: Raymond O'Donnell
E. music@galwaycathedral.ie
W. www.galwaycathedral.ie/music
Summer concerts: recitals.galwaycathedral.ie
 

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday–Friday: 17:30–17:50
Saturday: 11:30–12:00; 17:30–17:50

Sacrament of Baptism
Sundays at 13:30; four weeks notice required.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday–Friday: 11:30–18:00
Sunday: 13:20–18:00

Prayer for the Sick & Dying, with Vespers
Monday–Friday: 17:00–18:00

Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Solemn Novena each February: see the Cathedral website.

Bethany Bereavement Support Group
The Bethany bereavement Support Group can be contacted in confidence on +353-85-2258827.


The parish of St Francis merged with the Cathedral parish ​on 1 March 2019.

franciscan abbey photoClergy

Rev. David Collins OFM, Guardian
Rev. Brendan McGrath OFM, Vicar

Franciscan Abbey
8 Saint Francis Street, Galway
T. +353 (0)91 562518
E. galwayabbeyofm@eircom.net
W. www.franciscans.ie/friaries/galway

For current arrangements for Mass, Confession and the Friary Office, please phone the Friary.


Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday–Saturday: 10:00–12:30
Saturday 15:00–17:00
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is not celebrated during Mass.
 

Devotions
Padre Pio Prayer Group: third Tuesday of the month at 19:30
Saint Anthony: Tuesdays at 10:30
Secular Franciscans Order: first Thursday of the month at 10:30 Mass
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament: Saturday 13:40–17:00


Schools

Primary School

Scoil an Linbh Íosa
St Francis Street, Galway
T. +353 (0)91 566452
Principal: Norena Jordan
 

Secondary Schools

St Joseph's Secondary School (The Bish)
Nuns Island, Galway
T. +353 (0)91 565980
Principal: John Madden

St Joseph's Special School
Thomas Hynes Road, Newcastle, Galway
T. +353 (0)91 521895
Principal: Sarah McGinley

Our Lady's College
Presentation Road, Galway
T. +353 (0)91 563495
Principal: Clíona Ní Néill

St Mary's College and Our Lady's College are amalgamating to form Coláiste Muire Máthair, commencing for the 2021/2022 school year.
Coláiste Muire Máthair
St Mary's Road, Galway
Principal: Betty Hernon
W. www.cmmg.ie
E. info@cmmg.ie