Christmas at St Canice’s Cathedral is always a special time of the year and anyone wishing to join the services over the Christmas period will be made very welcome. On Sunday at 5pm there will be a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols with members of the community in attendance and music from the Cathedral Choir under the direction of Malcolm Proud, assisted by David Forde.
During the service a collection will be made for St Canice’s Cathedral Funds, for the Good Shepherd Centre, Kilkenny, for the Chernobyl Children’s Project and for Enable Ireland.This will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies. On Friday, December 23 at 5.pm there will be a Blue Christmas Service, for people who find the season difficult. This will last no more than 30 minutes and provides time and space for reflection and prayer. On Christmas Eve at 11.30pm, the Bishop of Cashel and Ossory, the Right Revd. Michael Burrows will Celebrate the First Communion of Christmas and on Christmas Day at 11.30am there will be a further celebration of Holy Communion, accompanied by a nativity play. The choir will be present at both these services and the setting for the Service will be Haydn’s “Little Organ Mass”. On New Year’s Eve at 11.15pm a Watchnight service followed by ringing in the New Year will take place.
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