Mass Times

Mass Times

This web page gives the times of Masses and of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in our two parish churches. These are the times generally in force throughout the year but they may be changed temporarily. Accurate information for the current week may be obtained from the most recent newsletter.

The Diocesan web site gives the times of Masses throughout our diocese.

Mass times in other dioceses are available in the Catholic Ireland web site.

Masses in Dunhill and Fenor

(Sacred Heart)
Weekends: Sunday: 09:30 a.m.
Holy Days:
(Immaculate Conception)
Weekends: Saturday Vigil: 6:00 p.m.
Holy Days:

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

(Sacred Heart)
Wednesdays: From 11.00 a.m. until 12.00 noon
(Immaculate Conception)
Fridays: From 11.00 a.m. until 12.00 noon


Late for Mass again?

Kilmalkedar Sundial

The image on the left is of a 12th century sundial in Kilmalkedar, Co. Kerry, on the Dingle peninsular. The hole at the top is for the gnomon (a short iron rod, now missing) which was there to cast a shadow on the semi-circular dial face below. The dial is marked with five radiating “hour lines” for the canonic hours. When the shadow of the gnomon fell on one of these lines it was time to say your prayers – 6 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m.

In those days there were no clocks, watches, or i-phones and people figured out the time of day, give or take an hour or two, by observing where the sun was in the sky. A sundial was better and could give the time within five minutes, but only churches, public buildings, and wealthy people had sundials.

Wells cathedral clock

The image on the right is of the 14th century clock in Wells cathedral, Somerset, England. With a clock like that you would never be late for Mass – if only you could figure out what time it was! Obviously, the parishioners of Wells were wealthier than those of Kilmalkedar.

Nowadays we have digital watches that can tell you that you are 7 minutes and 26 seconds late for Mass, give or take a few hundredths of a second but, in the 8th century, there was only a “Mass mark” on the outer wall of the church. It was just a primitive sun dial. When the shadow of the gnomon fell on the mark it was time for Mass to begin. There is a Mass mark on St. Andrew’s church in Norfolk, England, in a village called Little Snoring. Can you believe it? The rector must be a wonderful preacher! Nearby is another village called Great Snoring which is smaller than Little Snoring. The mind boggles!


2014 Ministers of the Word Fenor

2014 Rota for Ministers of the Word Fenor

11 Jan 2014 Ger Middleton
18 Jan 2014 Rita Byrne
25 Jan 2014 Paul Lynch
01 Feb 2014 Pat O’Shea
08 Feb 2014 Diarmid O’Flynn
15 Feb 2014 David Rockett
22 Feb 2014 Mary Murphy
01 Mar 2014 Joyce Cullinane
08 Mar 2014 Tony Power
15 Mar 2014 Ger Middleton
22 Mar 2014 Rita Byrne
29 Mar 2014 Pat O’Shea
5th April 2014 Paul Lynch
12 Apr 2014 Diarmid O’Flynn
19 Apr 2014 David Rockett
26 Apr 2014 Mary Murphy
03 May 2014 Joyce Cullinane
10 May 2014 Tony Power
17 May 2014 Ger Middleton
24 May 2014 Rita Byrne
31 May 2014 Paul Lynch
07 Jun 2014 Pat O’Shea
14 Jun 2014 Diarmid O’Flynn
21 Jun 2014 David Rockett
28 Jun 2014 Mary Murphy
05 Jul 2014 Joyce Cullinane
12 Jul 2014 Tony Power
19 Jul 2014 Ger Middleton
26 Jul 2014 Rita Byrne
02 Aug 2014 Paul Lynch
09 Aug 2014 Pat O’Shea
16 Aug 2014 Diarmid O’Flynn
23 Aug 2014 David Rockett
30 Aug 2014 Mary Murphy
06 Sep 2014 Joyce Cullinane
13 Sep 2014 Tony Power
20 Sep 2014 Ger Middleton
27 Sep 2014 Rita Byrne

2014 Ministers of the Word Dunhill

2014 Rota for Ministers of the Word Dunhill

Sunday 05 Jan Carol Jones
Monday 06 Jan Carol Jones
Sunday 12 Jan Willie Bloomer
Sunday 19 Jan Brendan Gallagher
Sunday 26 Jan Elizabeth Murphy
Sunday 02 Feb Carol Jones
Sunday 09 Feb Willie Bloomer
Sunday 16 Feb Brendan Gallagher
Sunday 23 Feb Elizabeth Murphy
Sunday 02 Mar Carol Jones
Sunday 09 Mar Brendan Gallagher
Sunday 16 Mar Willie Bloomer
Monday 17 Mar Willie Bloomer
Sunday 23 Mar Carol Jones
Sunday 30 Mar Brendan Gallagher
Sunday 06 Apr Elizabeth Murphy
Sunday 13 Apr Willie Bloomer
Sunday 20 Apr Carol Jones
Sunday 27 Apr Willie Bloomer
Sunday 04 May Brendan Gallagher
Sunday 11 May Elizabeth Murphy
Sunday 18 May Carol Jones
Sunday 25 May Willie Bloomer
Sunday 01 Jun Brendan Gallagher
Sunday 08 Jun “>Elizabeth Murphy

When you are unavailable for these dates please arrange a substitute.

On days when the choir is not singing. Anne Power may be available to substitute.

2014 Ministers of the Eucharist Fenor

2014 Rota for Ministers of the Eucharist Fenor

11 Jan 2014 Ann Solly
18 Jan 2014 Aidan O’Reilly
25 Jan 2014 Dan Cowman
01 Feb 2014 Pat Green
08 Feb 2014 Peg Curran
15 Feb 2014 Ann Solly
22 Feb 2014 Aidan O’Reilly
01 Mar 2014 Dan Cowman
08 Mar 2014 Pat Green
15 Mar 2014 Peg Curran
22 Mar 2014 Ann Solly
29 Mar 2014 Aidan O’Reilly
05 Apr 2014 Dan Cowman
12 Apr 2014 Pat Green
19 Apr 2014 Peg Curran
26 Apr 2014 Ann Solly
03 May 2014 Aidan O’Reilly
10 May 2014 Dan Cowman
17 May 2014 Pat Green
24 May 2014 Peg Curran
31 May 2014 Ann Solly
07 Jun 2014 Aidan O’Reilly
14 Jun 2014 Dan Cowman
21 Jun 2014 Pat Green
28 Jun 2014 Peg Curran
05 Jul 2014 Ann Solly
12 Jul 2014 Aidan O’Reilly
19 Jul 2014 Dan Cowman
26 Jul 2014 Pat Green
02 Aug 2014 Peg Curran
09 Aug 2014 Ann Solly
16 Aug 2014 Aidan O’Reilly
23 Aug 2014 Dan Cowman
30 Aug 2014 Mary Murphy
06 Sep 2014 Peg Curran
13 Sep 2014 Ann Solly
20 Sep 2014 Aidan O’Reilly
27 Sep 2014 Dan Cowman

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Ardkeen Hospital Chapel

Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Waterford Regional Hospital

The Roman Catholic Chaplaincy and the Pastoral Care Service is provided by the Franciscan Friars based in The Franciscan Friary, Lady Lane Waterford. We have been nominated bythe Bishop of Waterford and Lismore , Bishop William Lee and are employed by the South Eastern Health Board. We offer a 7 day, 24 hour service to the hospital.

Mass times at the Hospital:

Saturday Vigil Mass: 7:25pm – Hospital Oratory

Sunday Morning:

8:15am – Hospital Church
10:00am – Hospital Church


10:00am – Hospital Church

Lenten Masses:

10:00am – Hospital Church
1:05pm – Hospital Oratory (Monday to Friday)

Communion for Patients: Tuesday, Thursday: Sunday after 10:00 am Mass.

Chaplains Residence Number: 051-842244

Very Rev. John Dowley

Very Rev. John Dowley

Very Rev. John Dowley was appointed to Dunhill/Fenor on January 3, 1875. He built the Parochial House in Dunhill, Dunhill Church, the Teacher’s Residence in Fenor, and Fenor Church.
He died on March 21, 1894, in his 68th year and the 45th year of his Sacred Ministry after nineteen years in this parish. He is buried in Dunhill Churchyard. His family home was in Seskin, Carrick-on-Suir, where the tombstone of the Dowley family still lies in Carrickbeg.

Fr. Dowley’s sister Catherine married Michael Fitzgerald of Ballyvalican, Portlaw. Her daughter, Joanna O’Donnell (nee Fitzgerald) Ballycahane, Portlaw, was the grandmother of Kathleen Fitzgerald (Mrs. Eddie Fitzgerald) Ballybellon, Fenor. Fr. Dowley’s grandniece and grandnephew are Josie and Willie Fitzgerald, Kilmovee, Portlaw.

Dunhill Church Fenor Church