Here are the Mass and Service times for a number of cathedrals and churches around the city and county over the Christmas period.
St Mary’s Cathedral
December 21: 7.30pm annual carol service with the Unity Singers and with soloists Tanya Sewell and Tony Docherty.
Christmas Eve: 10pm
Christmas Day: 10am, 11am
St Stephen’s Day: Penitential 7pm.
St Canice’s Church
Christmas Eve: Children’s Mass at 6pm; Vigil Mass at 8pm
Christmas Day: 9.30am; 10.30am; 11.30am.
Stephen’s Day: 11am
St John’s Church
Christmas Eve: 6.30am; family mass 9am.
Christmas Day: 8am, 10.30am, 12pm.
Carol service: Children service Wednesday 7.30pm.
St Patrick’s Church
Christmas Eve: Latin 9.30pm, 12pm (Midnight Mass).
Christmas Day: Latin 8am, 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm
St Stephen’s Day: 11am.
St Fiacre’s Church Loughboy
Christmas Eve: 9pm
Christmas Day: 10.30am and 12noon
St Joseph’s Church Foulkstown
Christmas Day: 10am
Carol service: Foulkstown 3.30pm.
The Black Abbey
Christmas Eve: 10.30am, 1.05pm, visual 6.10pm, 9pm.
Christmas Day: 9am, 12pm.
Christmas Eve: Vigil Mass 5.40pm; 9pm.
Christmas Day: 10.30am (Irish), 12pm.
St Stephen’s Day: 10.30am.
Christmas eve: 8pm with Parish Folk Choir.
Christmas Day: 8am; 10.30am with Male Voice Choir; and 11.30am.
Christmas Eve: 6.30pm Family Mass; 9pm Mass; also 8pm Chapel Hill.
Christmas Day: 9.30am (St Columba’s); 10am (Mong Chapel); 11am Parish Church.
St Stephen’s day: 10am.
Christmas Eve: 7am.
Christmas Day: 11am.
Christmas Eve: 8.30am.
Christmas Day: 10am.
DUISKE ABBEY, graignamanagh
Christmas Eve: 8.30pm Carol Service; 9pm Mass.
Christmas day: 11am.
Christmas Eve: 6pm.
Christmas Day: 8.30am.
St Canice’s Cathedral
December 21: 8am Eucharist; 11.30am Said Eucharist; 5pm Carol Service.
Christmas Eve: 11.30pm The First Eucharist of Christmas.
Christmas Day: 8am Eucharist; 11.30am Eucharist.
St Stephen’s Day: 10.30am Holy Communion; 11am.
December 27: St John the Evangelist 10.30am Holy Communion.
December 31: 11.15pm Watchnight Service in St Canice’s Cathedral followed by ringing out the old year and ringing in the new. This is a very popular service and event. Please note that numbers entering the ringing chamber have to be kept reasonable to ensure comfort, health and safety of both ringers and visitors.
Cathedral closed for visitors from December 24 and opening January 2 (Open only for services over Christmas).
St Lachtain’s Church, Freshford
December 19: 7pm Carol Service
Christmas Day: 9am Eucharist
St John’s Church
Christmas Day: 10am Eucharist with Sunday School presentation.
St Aidan’s Church, Kilmanagh
Christmas Day: 10.15am Eucharist.