Saturday, 29th February 2020

Advent Carol Service 2019

Posted on 25. Nov, 2019 by in Banner, Carousel

The Pontifical Irish College annual “Advent Service & Carols” will take place on Friday 6th December at 6pm in the College Chapel, followed by refreshments.


All are welcome! 

Heywood Community School Choir in Concert, 21st September 2019

Posted on 09. Aug, 2019 by in Banner, Carousel

Sacred Music Choir and Traditional Irish Music Group

The Heywood Community School Sacred Music Choir and Traditional Irish Music Group, under the direction of Julianne Woods, will be in Concert on Saturday evening, 21st September 2019, at 6pm.

All are welcome to attend this very special event! 


Date: Saturday 21st September 2019

Time: 6pm

Venue: Pontifical Irish College

Lenten Charity 2019

Posted on 09. Jun, 2019 by in Banner, Carousel

On Sunday 9th June, the feast of Pentecost, our Rector, Msgr Ciarán O’Carroll announced the proceeds of our Lenten Charity Collection. The College chose two charities this year: Trócaire, which is the Irish Bishops’ Conference development organisation, and ACERO (Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organisation).

The total amount raised was €2,650 which will be equally divided between the chosen charities.

This was achieved in a number of ways: contributions from all residents of the College, from the Sunday congregation, through raffles at the St Patrick’s Day celebrations, and through our “Fasting Friday” initiative throughout Lent. We are grateful to everyone who supported these worthy causes! 

For more information about ACERO please click here

For more information about Trócaire please click here

Sant’Egidio Community Lunch with Guests 2019

Posted on 02. May, 2019 by in Banner, Carousel

Fr Roberto Cherubini presides at Mass in the College Chapel of All the Saints of Ireland, 1st May 2019 – Images courtesy of Tino Veneziano

On the 1st of May, Memorial of St Joseph the Worker, and the festa del lavoro here in Italy, the Irish College community hosted approximately four hundred guests as well as volunteers for Mass followed by lunch. Fr Roberto Cherubini, a member of the Comunità di Sant’Egidio, and a friend of the Irish College over many years, was the chief celebrant of the Mass. 

For more information about the Comunità di Sant’Egidio click here

This time of prayer and shared meal has become a well-established annual occasion on the Irish College Calendar. It is an opportunity for us, seminarians and priests, to minister alongside the members of the Comunità di Sant’Egidio here in Rome.

Entertainment for the Guests after Lunch – Images courtesy of Tino Veneziano

All of the Irish seminarians at the College complete at least one pastoral placement with the Comunità during their time of formation in the city. 

For more images from the day please click here. 

St Patrick’s Day 2019

Posted on 03. Mar, 2019 by in Carousel

The annual St Patrick’s Day Mass for the Irish in Rome, and all those devoted to St Patrick, will be celebrated at St Patrick’s Church, Via Boncompagni, 31, on Sunday, 17th March 2019 at 10.30am. To view the location of St Patrick’s Church on the map, click here.

Please note: there will not be Mass at the Irish College that day.

On Saturday 16th March, the College community welcome you to join them for a Concerto Cristologico in honour of St Patrick to be led by the Circolo di San Pietro. To conclude the evening’s celebrations in honour of our patron saint, refreshments will be served. You are invited to gather at the College from 5:30pm. The Concerto Cristologico will commence at 6pm.

Please send an email to if you intend to join us on the evening.

Christmas Arrangements at the College

Posted on 20. Dec, 2018 by in Carousel


Sunday, 16th December 2018: Mass as usual at 10.00am

Sunday, 23rd December 2018: No public Mass at the College

Christmas Day, 25th December 2018: No public Mass at the College

Sunday, 30th December 2018: No public Mass at the College

Epiphany, Sunday 6th January 2019: No public Mass at the College

The Baptism of the Lord, Sunday 13th January 2019: Mass as usual at 10.00am


The community of the Pontifical Irish College, Rome, wish all the members of the Sunday Mass congregation, and all friends of the College, a blessed and happy Christmas.

Advent Carol Service 2018

Posted on 07. Dec, 2018 by in Carousel

Advent Service and Carols 2017

An Advent Service and Carols will take place this Sunday, 9th December, at 5pm in the College Chapel. All are welcome to join us! 

Ministry of Acolyte

Posted on 21. Nov, 2018 by in Carousel

Fr Paul Finnerty, Fr John Coughlan, Fr Tom Norris, Mr John McEneaney, Archbishop Patron Wong, Mr Joseph Keegan, Fr Paul Gitter, Msgr Ciarán O’Carroll

On Wednesday 21st November, Archbishop Jorge Patron Wong, Secretary for Seminaries at the Congregation for the Clergy, visited the College. He celebrated the Eucharist with the community and conferred the Ministry of Acolyte on two Irish Seminarians, Mr Joseph Keegan and Mr John McEneaney. 

The Ministry of Acolyte is a significant stage on the path towards ordination as a priest. The Acolyte’s ministry is a service at the Altar. It is complimented by the Ministry of Lector, which is a service to the Word, generally received before the Ministry of Acolyte. These two ministries – at the Altar and of the Word – are fundamental to the ordained ministry of the priest. 

Fr Ragheed Ganni Memorial Soccer 2018

Posted on 18. Nov, 2018 by in Carousel

The Annual Soccer Tournament in memory of Servant of God, Fr Ragheed Ganni, took place on 17th November 2018. The winners this year were a new team from the University of Notre Dame Global Gateway who beat the Irish College in a great final. We wish them every congratulations! 

Thanks to Fr Bernard Healy for the photos which can be found here and to the Pontifical Scots College for the video above

Visit to Campo Verano – 1st November 2018

Posted on 01. Nov, 2018 by in Carousel


As is customary in Rome on the Solemnity of All Saints, the College Community gathered in the Cimitero Verano to remember and pray for the dead. In a particular way, we remembered those students and staff of the College who died here in Rome and whose remains are interred in the Irish College plot.