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