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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.


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

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

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