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24 Hours for the Lord – Kildare & Leighlin Diocese

Abbeyleix, Ballinakill & Raheen

In 2014 Pope Francis launched a prayer action called ’24 Hours for the Lord’ to encourage people to return to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation would be available in St Peter’s Basilica and three other Roman churches.

The hope was that the action would be replicated all over the world, and that at least one church in each diocese would remain open for the full 24 hours to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) to those who wished to celebrate it.

In 2015 it took place in three churches in the diocese. This year (4/5March) the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, Abbeyleix will be one of the churches to remain open with Eucharistic Adoration from 5pm on Friday to 5pm on Saturday with priests available for Confession throughout the time.

There will be a Penance Service at 7.30pm on Friday during which the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated.

Penance 7.30pm

Night Prayer 12midnight

Morning Prayer 10am

Caragh Parish

Invite all to



All are welcome to spend some time with the Lord.

Program as follows

5pm         Mass. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament afterwards

7pm        Rosary or Prayer

8pm        Rosary or Prayer

9pm        Rosary or Prayer

10pm      Rosary or Prayer

11pm      Rosary or Prayer

12pm      Night Prayer of the Church

1am        Rosary or Prayer

2am        Rosary or Prayer

3am        Rosary or Prayer

4am        Rosary or Prayer

5am        Rosary or Prayer

6am        Rosary or Prayer

7am        Rosary or Prayer

8am        Rosary or Prayer

9am        Rosary or Prayer

10am      Morning Prayer of the church

11am      Rosary or Prayer

12pm      Rosary or Prayer

1pm        Rosary or Prayer

2pm        Rosary or Prayer

3pm       Special Prayers for children

4pm        Blessing of the sick, followed by Benediction

Confessions are available throughout the 24 hours.

Light refreshments are available for the 24 hours.

Everyone Very Welcome


Starting with Evening Mass for Lent at 7pm on Friday 4th and continue until the Saturday Evening Vigil at 7pm on 5th March.

Eucharistic Adoration for the 24 hours and a scripture reading and reflection on the hour and Confessions available throughout the 24 hours.