provide services to the people of Kilkenny city and county and also to other parts of the country. In particular, people come to the church for confession, the sacrament of reconciliation, and also for Mass or a period of quiet prayer.
In addition there are prayer groups of various kinds, and meetings of the Secular Franciscan Order. The friars undertake chaplaincy work in St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny, and give missions and retreats around the country.
The future of the friary and its service to Kilkenny depend very much on a continuing intake of new members into the Capuchin Order. In recent years these have slowed to a trickle, much less than that required to replace losses. If the situation changes substantially for the better, the long-term future of the friary seems assured.
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