Letter to Parishioners

Published on November 27, 2021

Dear parishioner,

Fr Kevin, Deacon Eric and the Parish Pastoral Council wish you and your loved ones every blessing in this Holy Season.

The past eighteen months has shaken us to our foundation. The pandemic has rattled our economy, our parishes, our lives. But this Christmas season does offer hope and the central message proclaimed is that God is with us. He enters into the muck and darkness of our lives and breeds new light and hope, a hope that is needed now especially. May we experience his closeness this year more than ever.

While we can’t embrace, know that He holds us. While our mask hides our face, know that he sees our smiles. And while we keep our social distance, know that he is never distant from us, he is walking by our side. He is always with us.

We set out on the following page the schedule for Christmas masses, but clearly it will be impossible for our usual large congregations to assemble for mass on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. We wish to remind you that the obligation to attend mass on Sundays and holy days remains suspended during the pandemic.

May God bless us all and keep us safe in 2022. We look forward to the time when we can gather to worship together again without restrictions.

The Parish Pastoral Council, Deacon Eric and Fr Kevin take this opportunity to wish everyone a most blessed and peaceful Christmas and a new year in which every human person may be respected and loved.

May the God of love, Jesus of Bethlehem, accompany you always on your journey of life.

Fr Kevin Rowan & Deacon Eric Cooney

 

CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENTS

 

Christmas Eve – Friday 24th December

  • No Morning Mass
  • First Mass of Christmas  4:30 pm
  • Vigil Mass  6:30 pm
  • Night Mass 8:30 pm

Christmas Day – Saturday 25th December

  • Morning Masses @ 10 am and 11:30 am

Feast of the Holy Family – Sunday 26th December

  • Morning mass @ 11:30 only

Monday 27th

  • Please note – no mass 

Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st December

  • Mass @ 10 am

Important Notice 

Please note that Covid-19 restrictions mean that capacity is restricted in order to observe social distancing.  Face Coverings are required and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

However we remind you that all masses are available on the parish webcam.