Funeral Ministry

The Christian community since the earliest times has accompanied bereaved people by providing a ritual framework within which a funeral takes place.

These rites are acts of public worship at which a number of elements are involved: God is praised; the Resurrection of Jesus is proclaimed conveying the hope of being gathered together again in…

Holy Week Ceremonies 2024

St. Patrick’s Church, Louisburgh

Holy Thursday                         7.30 p.m.
Mass of the Last Supper


Good Friday                            7.30 p.m.

The Passion of our Lord & Veneration of the Cross


Holy Saturday                         7.30 p.m.
Easter Vigil…

First Confessions and Holy Communion

First Confessions

Louisburgh:     Wednesday, 20 March, 7.30 p.m.

Killeen:            Thursday, 21 March, 7.30 p.m.


First Holy Communion

Louisburgh      Sunday, 12 May

Killeen             Sunday, 19 May

Dates for 2024

Ash Wednesday                      14 February

Easter Sunday                         31 March

First Communion Louisburgh 12 May

First Communion Killeen        19 May

Corpus Christi                         02 June

Mission Sunday                       20 October

Advent                                    01 December

Christmas Masses

Christmas Masses

Christmas Eve ,   6.00 p.m. Killeen
                                  7.30 p.m. Louisburgh

Christmas Day,  10.00 a.m. Killeen
11.30 a.m. Louisburgh

Christmas in the Parish

Masses for the 4th Sunday of Advent

With the 4th Sunday of Advent this year falling on 24 December, Christmas Eve, the following will be the schedule for Masses that Weekend.

Louisburgh: Vigil Mass, on Saturday 23 Dec. at 6.00 p.m.

Killeen: Mass on Sunday, 24 Dec. at 10.00 a.m.

Getting ready for Advent

Advent 2023:

The season of Advent begins next Sunday, 03 December.
It is the season when we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

We are all aware how the “Christmas / Holiday Season” has now been totally taken over by the commercial world.
Rather than complain about this, why not concentrate…

Pope Francis on Racism

“Instances of racism continue to shame us, for they show that our supposed social progress is not as real or definitive as we think,”

Pope Francis, March 2021

Pray for Peace – Armistice

Bell for Peace.
At 11.00 a.m., today 11 November, the church bell in Louisburgh will be rung for peace.
A reminder that in 1918 the horrible slaughter of World…

Kilgeever Cemetery Mass

It is planned to celebrate Mass in Kilgeever Cemetery on the Feast of the Assumption, 15 August, at 7.30 p.m.
In the event of inclement weather the Mass will be celebrated in Louisburgh Church.