Advent and Christmas 2017

Saint Paul of the Cross, Mount Argus 

Friday, 8 December

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Vigil Mass 6.15 pm; Feast Day Masses 10.00 am, 6.15 pm 

Sunday, 10 December

Second Sunday of Advent – Love

St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas appeal 

Saturday, 16 December

Reconciliation Service at the 11.00 am Mass 

Sunday, 17 December

Third Sunday of Advent – Joy

Mount Argus Carol Service at 8.00 pm 

Sunday, 24 December

Fourth Sunday of Advent – Peace

Vigil Mass 6.15 pm; Sunday Masses 8.00, 11.00 am, 4.00 pm


Christmas Day, 25 December

First Mass of Christmas on 24 December at 6.15 pm.

Mass of the Nativity on 24 December at 9.00 pm,

with Christmas Carols from 8.30 pm and Blessing of the Crib.

On Christmas Day, the Dawn Mass will be at 8.00 am.

The Day Mass (for Families) will be celebrated at 11.00 am.


St Stephen’s Day, 26 December

Mass on St Stephen’s Day will be at 11.00 am only.

Christmas Confessions

Wednesday, 20 December: 10.30-11.30 am; 4.00-4.30 pm.

Thursday, 21 December: 10.30-11.30 am; 4.00-4.30 pm.

Friday, 22 December: 10.30-11.30 am; 4.00-6.00 pm.

Saturday, 23 December: 9.00 am-1.00 pm; 2.00-6.00 pm.

There will be no Confessions on Sunday, 24 December.

After Christmas, there will be no Confessions until Saturday, 6 January when normal Confession times will resume.


Mass Times after Christmas

26 December (St Stephen’s Day): 11.00 am

27-29 December: 10.00 am

30 December (Saturday): 11.00 am, 6.15 pm (Vigil)

31 December (Sunday): 8.00 am, 11.00 am, 4.00 pm

1 January (New Year’s Day): 11.00 am

2 January (Bank Holiday): 11.00 am

3-4 January: 10.00 am, 6.15 pm

5 January: 10.00 am, 6.15 pm (Vigil of the Epiphany)

6 January (Epiphany): 9.00, 11.00 am, 6.15 pm (Vigil)


Feast of Saint Charles of Mount Argus

We will celebrate the Feast of Saint Charles on Friday, 5 January with Mass at 10.00 am. In preparation for the Feast, there will be a “Transitus” Vigil of Prayer at the Tomb of Saint Charles on Thursday evening, 4 January, at 7.30. The Vigil will include Readings about the life and death of Saint Charles, a candle-lighting ceremony at the Tomb, Hymns and Prayers for Healing, and Blessing with the Relic of St Charles.


Eucharistic Adoration

There will be no Eucharistic Adoration in the church during the Christmas and New Year period. Eucharistic Adoration will resume on Wednesday, 10 January.

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