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Christmas in the churches

Monday, 23rd December, 2013 6:13pm
Christmas in the churches

'Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple' from St Joseph's Chapel in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.

Christmas in the churches

'Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple' from St Joseph's Chapel in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar.

As Christmas approaches, Bishop Michael Smith thanked the parishes in the diocese of Meath for their efforts to make the Church a place of welcome during the Feast of the Lord’s birth.

He said: “I hope that people will experience that God is close to them this Christmas time.  The words of the well known 'O Holy Night' set the tone of the invitation which Christmas places before us.  “He knows our needs, our weakness is no stranger”.  We are invited to celebrate the birth of the Saviour who is attentive to our needs and who bandages our wounds.   I encourage families, in preparation for Mass on Christmas day, to avail of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and, in so doing, to experience the true spiritual blessing of the festive season.”

Christmas ceremonies in the Churches

 

Ardcath & Curraha Parish

 

Masses on Christmas Eve: Curraha 5.00pm Ardcath 7.00pm

Masses on Christmas Day: Clonalvy 10.00am Curraha 11.30am

 

 Ashbourne & Donaghmore Parish

 

Masses on Christmas Eve: Ashbourne 5.00pm and 10pm; Donaghmore 8pm

 

Masses on Christmas Day: Ashbourne 9am, 11am, 12.30pm; Donaghmore 10am

 

 

Athboy Parish

 

Masses on Christmas Eve: Athboy at 7 pm & 10 pm

 

Masses on Christmas Day: Rathmore at 9am. Rathcairn at 10.15am

Athboy Church at 11.30am

 

Confessions Christmas Eve: 11am-1pm.

 

 

Ballivor Parish

 

Masses on Christmas Eve Children’s Mass 4.00pm and Vigil Mass 10.00pm

 

Mass on Christmas Day 11.30am

  

Beauparc Parish

 

Beauparc Christmas Eve: 9.00pm

Christmas Day:  10.30am

 

Kentstown Christmas Eve: 8.00 pm

Christmas Day: 9.30 & 11.30 am

 

 

 

Bohermeen Parish

 

Bohermeen Christmas Eve at 9.00pm and Christmas Day at 11.30am

 

Cortown Christmas Eve at 6.30pm and Christmas Day at 10.15am

 

Boyerstown Christmas Eve at 7.00pm and Christmas Day at 10.00am



 
Clonmellon & Killalon Parish

 

Clonmellon: Christmas Eve at 9am and Christmas Day at 11.15am

Killalon: Christmas Day at 10am

Confessions on Christmas Eve in Clonmellon at 12 noon and 7 – 8pm

Confessions on Christmas Eve in Killalon at 3pm

 Delvin

 

Christmas Eve: Delvin at 6.30pm

 

Christmas Day          Delvin at11am

Killulagh at 9.30am

 

Confessions

Penance Service in Delvin on Monday 23 at 7.15pm

Confessions on Christmas Eve in Killulagh at 12noon & Delvin from 2 - 2.30 and after the Vigil Mass

  

 Drogheda - Holy Family Parish

 

Children’s Mass on Christmas Eve at 5pm and Vigil Mass at 7.30pm

 

Christmas Day Masses at 8.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm

 

 Confessions on Christmas Eve at 6pm

 

 

Drogheda – St Mary’s Parish

 

Christmas Eve 6pm Children’s Mass and 12:00am Midnight Mass

 

Christmas Day 9am (broadcast live on LMFM), 10:30am and 12.00noon

 

Confessions: Christmas Eve 3:00pm – 4:00pm and 7:00pm – 8:00pm

 

 

Duleek & Bellewstown Parish

 

Duleek Christmas Eve Mass at 9pm

Christmas Day Masses at 9am and 11.30am

 

Bellewstown Christmas Eve Mass at 7pm

Christmas Day Family Mass at 10am

 

Confessions Duleek on Christmas Eve 2pm.-3p.m & 8pm.-9pm.

 

Bellewstown on Christmas Eve 5pm.-6pm.



 

Dunboyne & Kilbride Parish


Dunboyne: Christmas Eve at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm

Christmas Day at 9am and 11.30am

 

Kilbride: Christmas Eve at 7pm

Christmas Day at 10am

 

Confessions in Dunboyne on Christmas Eve at 11 am – 1 pm and 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm

 

 

 

Dunshaughlin & Culmullen Parish

 

Dunshaughlin: Christmas Eve: 6.00 pm Children’s Mass

9.00 pm Vigil Mass (Carol Service from 8 pm)

Christmas Day: 9.00 am and 12noon

 

 

Culmullen: Christmas Eve: Vigil Mass 9.00pm (Carol Service from 8.15 pm)

Christmas Day: 10.30 a.m.

 

 

 

Johnstown & Walterstown Parish

 

Christmas Eve: Walterstown 5pm, Johnstown 7pm & 10pm

 

Christmas Day: Walterstown 9.30am, Johnstown 11am

 

 

 

Kells & Girley Parish

 

Christmas Eve: Kells 8pm  Girley 8pm

Christmas Day: Kells 9am; 11am; 12:15pm  Girley 10am

 

Confessions on Christmas Eve: Kells 12-1pm; 2-3pm; Girley 10:30-11am

 

 

 

Kilbeg & Staholmog Parish

 

Christmas Eve:    7.00 pm in Staholmog and 10.00 pm in Kilbeg

 

Christmas Day:  10.00 am in Kilbeg and 12 noon in Staholmog

 

 

Kildalkey Parish

 

Christmas Eve Children’s Mass at 6.30pm and Vigil Mass at 8.30pm

 

Christmas Day Mass at 10.00am

 

Confessions Monday 23 December at 10 am

 

 

Kilmessan & Dunsany Parish


Kilmessan Christmas Eve 7.30pm and Christmas Day 11am

Dunsany Christmas Eve 6pm and Christmas Day 9.30am

 

Kilskyre & Ballinlough Parish

 

Ballinlough Christmas Eve at 7pm and Christmas Day at 10am

 

Kilskyre Christmas Eve at 9pm and Christmas Day at 11.15am

 

 

Kingscourt Parish

 

Mass times for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: 

6p.m. Family Mass in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt

7.30p.m. Christmas Mass in Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Muff

9p.m. Candlelit Christmas Mass in Kingscourt

9a.m. Christmas Day Mass in  Saint Joseph's Corlea,

10.30am Christmas Day Mass in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt.

12 noon Christmas Day Mass in Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kingscourt. 

 

 

Laytown & Mornington Parish

 

Laytown: Christmas Eve 5pm and 9pm

Christmas Day 10am and 12noon

 

Mornington: Christmas Eve 4pm, 6pm and 9pm

Christmas Day 10am and 11.30am

 

 

Lobinstown Parish

Christmas Eve 9pm

Christmas Day 8.30am and 10.30am

 

 

Moynalty Parish

 

Christmas Eve Moynalty at 8.15 pm

 

Christmas Day Moynalty at 8.30am & 11.15am

Newcastle at 10 am

 

Mullingar Parish

 

Christmas Eve: Children’s Mass in St Paul’s Church at 6pm

Masses at 6pm in the Cathedral

Mass at 9pm in St Paul’s Church

Mass at 10pm in the Cathedral

 

Christmas Day: Cathedral – 8.30am, 11am and 12.30pm;

St Paul’s Church – 10.30am and 12 noon;

Walshestown – 9am; Brotenstown – 10am; Gainstown – 10am.

 

Penitential Service in the Cathedral on Monday 23 December at 7.30pm

Confessions in the Cathedral in Tuesday 24 December from 12 noon until 5.30pm

 

 

Navan Parish


St. Mary's Church: Christmas Eve: 6pm and 8pm

Christmas Day: 8am, 11am and 1pm

St. Oliver's Church: Christmas Eve: 6pm and 8pm

Christmas Day: 10am and 12 noon

Our Lady's Hospital: Christmas Day: 9am


Confessions on Christmas Eve: St. Mary's Church 12 noon - 4pm

St. Oliver's Church 4.30pm – 5.30p-pm

 

 

Nobber Parish

 

Christmas Eve:  Masses at 8 pm and Midnight

 

Christmas Day:   Masses at 8.30 am and 11.00 am

 

 

 

Oldcastle & Moylagh Parish

Oldcastle: Christmas Eve Masses 6.00pm (Children’s/ Folk Mass) & 9.00pm (Vigil Mass)

Christmas Day Mass at 11.30am

 

Moylagh: Christmas Eve Vigil Mass at 7.30pm
Christmas Day Mass at 10.00am

 

 

Oristown & Kilberry Parish

 

Oristown Christmas Eve Vigil 8.30pm and Christmas Day 10am

 

Kilberry Christmas Eve Vigil 7pm and Christmas Day 11.30am

 

 

 

Rathmolyon & Jordanstown Parish

 

Rathmolyon Church: Christmas Eve Mass - 7:30pm

                                  Christmas Day Mass - 10am

 

Jordanstown Church: Christmas Eve Mass - 6pm and 9pm

                                   Christmas Day Mass - 9am and 11am

 

 

Ratoath Parish

 

Christmas Eve: 5.00pm; 7.00pm and 9.00pm
Christmas Day: 9.00am; 11.00am and 12.15pm

 

Slane & Monknewtown Parish

 

Christmas Eve - Vigil Mass - Slane at 8pm and Monknewtown at 10pm

 

Christmas Day - Mass - Monknewtown and 9.30am & Slane at 11am

 

Confessions - Christmas Eve in Slane 10.30am to 12noon

 

 

Stamullen & Julianstown Parish

Stamullen Christmas Eve  430 pm       Mass for Young Families

                   8:30 pm       Carols with Stamullen Choir

                   9:00 pm       Vigil Mass of the Nativity

Christmas Day 9:00 am       Dawn Mass of the Nativity

                   11:00 am       Mass of the Nativity

 

Julianstown Christmas Eve  6:30 pm       Mass for Young Families

                   8:40 pm       Carols with Julianstown Choir

                   9:00 pm       Vigil Mass of the Nativity

Christmas Day 11:00 am       Mass of the Nativity

 

  

 

 

 

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