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Parish of Saint Francis


Abbey of Saint Francis of Assisi


SundayVigil 19:30
 15:00Filipino Community Mass; third Sunday only
Holy daysVigil 19:30
Monday10:30Community Mass
Tuesday10:30Perpetual Novena in honour of Saint Anthony
Saturday10:30Novena in honour of Our Lady


Very Reverend Francis McGrath OFM PP
Reverend Declan Timmons OFM CC

Franciscan Abbey, 8 Saint Francis Street, Galway
Telephone +353-91-562518
Fax +353-91-565663

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Monday-Friday 10:00-13:00, 15:00-18:00
Saturday 10:00-18:00

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is not celebrated during mass


Society of Saint Vincent De Paul: Monday 19:00

Padre Pio Prayer Group: third Tuesday of the month 19:30

Saint Joseph's Young Priests Society: third Wednesday of the month 20:00

Secular Franciscans meeting: first Thursday of the month, 10:30 & 19:30

Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament: Saturday 13:30-19:00


Convent of Mercy Secondary School
Newtownsmith, Galway
Principal: Dr Brendan Lydon

Scoil an Linbh Íosa
Saint Francis Street, Galway
Principal: Ms Norena Jordan