Advent and Christmas 2018

Saint Paul of the Cross, Mount Argus 

Saturday, 8 December

Feast of the Immaculate Conception 

Vigil Mass 6.15 pm; Feast Day Masses 9.00 and 11.00 am

Sunday, 9 December

Second Sunday of Advent – Love

St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas appeal

Saturday, 15 December

Reconciliation Service at the 11.00am Mass 

Sunday, 16 December

Third Sunday of Advent – Joy

Mount Argus Carol Service at 7.30 pm 

Sunday, 23 December

Fourth Sunday of Advent – Peace

Youth Group Christmas Event in the Upper Room at 7.00pm

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

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

Friday, 21 December: 10.30-11.30 am; 4.00-6.00 pm.

Saturday, 22 December: 9.00 am-12.00 noon; 4.00-6.00 pm.

Monday, 24 December: 10.30 am-1.00 pm; 2.00-6.00 pm.

After Christmas, there will be no Confessions until Saturday, 5 January when normal Confession times will resume.


Mass Times after Christmas

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

27-28 December: 10.00 am

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

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

31 December (Monday): 10.00 am

1 January (New Year’s Day): 11.00 am

2-4 January: 10.00 am, 6.15 pm

5 January (St Charles): 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 Saturday, 5 January. In preparation for the Feast, there will be a “Transitus” Vigil of Prayer at the Tomb of Saint Charles on Friday evening, 4 January, from 7.30 to 8.30pm. The Vigil will include Readings about the life and death of Saint Charles, Prayers for Healing, and Blessing with the Relic of St Charles.

Masses for the Feast of Saint Charles will be celebrated at 9.00 and 11.00am on Saturday, 5 January.


Eucharistic Adoration

There will be no Eucharistic Adoration in the church during the Christmas and New Year period. Eucharistic Adoration will resume on Wednesday, 9 January.