The Festival of Faith begins with a Liam lawton Concert at St Mary’s Cathedral on Friday, May 10.
Throughout the weekend at various venues throughout Kilkenny city, events are taking place and the following is the full programme.
FRIDAY 10TH MAY
8.00PM Liam Lawton Concert with Unity Singers, St Mary’s Cathedral. Doors open 7pm.
SATURDAY 11TH MAY
10.00am U8’s hurling blitz (Match Refs Kilkenny Senior Hurlers.
11.00am Opening of the Stalls and Expo at St Kieran’s College: stalls of diocesan parishes, religious in the diocese, different organisations and groups.
11.00am Passion symbols in Ossory with Ms Siobhan de h’Oir.
11.00am First round of the public speaking competition for secondary school students in Kilkenny.
11.30am Parish liturgies without a priest with Fr Martin Tobin.
11.30am A pilgrimage of faith - A reflective walking tour of the Churches of Kilkenny City led by Fr Jim Murphy.
11.45am The youth and our church: a future walked together by Fr Willie Purcell.
12 noon The role of justice and charity in facing the current economic crisis with Dr Suzanne Mulligan.
12-5pm Children’s activities available from 12-5pm Saturday.
12.15pm A tour of the heritage & faith in St Canice’s Cathedral.
1.00pm Jesus: model and teacher of prayer in Luke with Fr Fergus O’Fearghaill.
1.15pm A tour of St Mary’s Cathedral: A history unfolding.
1-3pm U8’s hurling blitz (Match Ref’s Kilkenny Senior Hurlers).
1-6pm Adoration in St Kieran’s College
2-5pm Time for prayer: An opportunity for a prayer, confession or a chat with a priest in the college chapel with Fr Ray Dempsey and other priests.
2.00pm Second Round Public Speaking.
2.00pm Blessed are those who die in the Lord – Music Workshop with Fr Richard Scriven
2.00pm The heritage (archives, plate, vestments, pictures) assembled at St Kieran’s College with Mr John Kirwin
3.00pm Eucharist in Scripture - A reflection on the emergence of the celebration of Eucharist and its importance in the Christian tradition in Scripture (Olivia Maher)
3.00pm Morality: what’s the point of it all? with Fr Michael Shortall
3.30pm Go forth, the Mass is ended: Stories that will provide food for the journey with Fr Martin Delaney
4.00pm Surmising on suffering: Some reflections on the cross in the life of the disciple of Christ with Fr Gearoid Dullea
4.00pm Viewing “The Secret of Kells” with a Q&A session with the director Tomm Moore (Offered to students studying art in secondary school and college).
4.15pm Public Speaking Final.
4.30pm The Catholic School: learning, teaching and leading with Mgr James Cassin.
4.30pm How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’ (Romans 10:15) – The ministry and privilege of the reader with Ms Julie Kavanagh.
5.00pm Meditations with Ms Christine Kelly.
6.00pm Expo closes.
8.00pm Concert - String Quartet in the Chapter House, St Mary’s Cathedral.
SUNDAY 11TH MAY
2.00pm Expo opens.
2-5pm Children’s activities available from 12-5pm Sunday.
2-4pm U8’s Camogie Blitz (Match Ref’s Kilkenny Senior Camogie players. Medal Presentation Angela Downey).
2.30pm Walking, building and professing while sitting around a table - the challenge to Parish Pastoral Councils today with Mr Dermot McCarthy.
2.30pm Viewing “The Secret of Kells” with a Q&A session with the director Tomm Moore (Offered to primary school children and families).
2-5pm Time for prayer: An opportunity for a prayer, confession or a chat with a priest in the college chapel with Fr Ray Dempsey and other priests of the diocese.
3.00pm The year of God’s favour: Luke’s Gospel and debt forgiveness with Ms Jane Mellett.
3.00pm A pilgrimage of faith - A reflective walking tour of the Churches of Kilkenny City with Fr Jim Murphy.
3.30pm Producing a CD - with Fr Eamonn O’Gorman.
4.00pm Why belief is the most reasonable response to reality with Mr John Waters.
4.00pm Baptism in today’s world with Fr Willie Purcell.
2.30pm A tour of St Mary’s Cathedral: A history unfolding.
3.30pm A tour of the St Canice’s Cathedral.
4.30pm Meditations with Ms Christine Kelly.
5.00pm Closing ceremony on the grounds of the St Kieran’s College