(United Dioceses of Cashel, Ferns, Leighlin, Lismore, Ossory & Waterford)

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ABBEYLEIX & KILLERMOGH UNION OF PARISHES

NATIVITY PLAY:  This year the Abbeyleix South National School pupils are performing their nativity play in St. Michael & All Angels’ Church, Abbeyleix, on Sunday 10th December at 7.00 pm. Much work and preparation goes into this extravaganza!

CAROLS with CHOIR from St. CANICE’S CATHEDRAL, KILKENNY:  We are delighted that the Choir from St. Canice’s Cathedral will again be coming to take part in our annual Christmas Carol Service in St. Fintan’s Church, Durrow, on Tuesday 19th December at 8.00 pm.

The choir will sing seasonal items alternating with congregational singing and organ music. This will be a gift service in aid of works to the Church. The traditional Durrow mulled wine (from a secret recipe) and mince pies will be served after the service. All welcome!

As well as our two Carol services  (Durrow at 8.00 pm on Tuesday 19th and Ballinakill at 7.00 pm on New Year’s Eve)  we also have these Christmas services in our Union:..

Sunday 24th December

8.00 pm Ballyroan HC2

11.30 pm Abbeyleix HC2

Christmas Day
Monday 25th December

9.00 am Killermogh HC2

10.30 am Durrow HC2

12 noon Aughmacart HC2

 New Year’s Eve – Ecumenical Carols by Candlelight – All Saints’ Church, Ballinakill, County Laois,  at 7.00 p m.  This is an evocative annual ecumenical service by candle light takes place on Sunday 31st December 2017 at 7.00 pm and the church has a very remarkable interior with symbols of the saints (hence All Saints’ Church) on the ceiling in gold leaf, extensive muralling, an internal rose window and a baptistry with a night sky with stars painted on the oval ceiling above the font. No heating … wear your long johns! All welcome.

 

BALTINGLASS GROUP OF PARISHES

Christmas Services

  • The Hospital Carol service is at 2 pm on the 16th
  • Christmas Carol service is on Sunday the 17th December in Baltinglass at 11am (this is also running as a 5th Sunday)
  • 20th at 8 pm is the carol service in Ballynure followed by sausage rolls and mince pies
  • 23rd the Saturday evening service is in Stratford
  • 24th 11 am said Communion in Baltinglass Hospital 
  • 7.30 pm Christmas eve vigil service in Rathvilly
  • Christmas Day Services:
  • St Mary’s Church, Baltinglass
    Christmas Day: service at 11.20 a.m
    Church of the Ascension, Ballynure
    Christmas Day: Service at 9 a.m.
    St John the Baptist Church, Stratford on Slaney
    Christmas Day: Service at 10.15 a.m.
    (No Christmas Day service in Rathvilly)
  • Christmas services as last year,
  • Sunday after Christmas 31st. Only service 11 am Rathvilly

CARLOW UNION OF PARISHES

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols:  This service will take place in St. Mary’s at 7.30 pm

on the 17th of December. Stephen Adams will be our organist and the evening promises to be an enjoyable way of entering the spirit of Christmas through word and song.

Christmas Eve:            Staplestown MP: 9.30 am

St. Mary’s HC: 9 pm

Christmas Day:           Staplestown: 9.30 am

St. Mary’s: 10.45 am

Urglin: 12.00 Noon

Sunday 31 December: HC & Covenant Service: Staplestown: 11 am

 DUNLECKNEY UNION OF PARISHES

Christmas Eve (24th December) – Church of the Good Shepherd, Lorum @ 9 p.m.   St Peter’s Church, Killedmond @ 11 p.m.  Bishop Michael will officiate at both these Services.

Christmas Day – St John’s Church, Nurney @ 10 a.m.   St Mary’s Church, Bagenalstown @ 11.30 a.m.   Ven. Robin Bantry White will officiate at these Services.

FENAGH, MYSHALL, AGHADE, ARDOYNE GROUP OF PARISHES

10th December – Service of Nine Lesson and Carols at the Adelaide Memorial Church, Myshall 7 p.m.

17TH December – United All-Age Family Service at All Saints’ Fenagh 11.15 a.m.

Christmas Eve – Holy Trinity, Ardoyne 9 p.m. and the Adelaide Memorial Church, Myshall 11 p.m.

Christmas Day – All Saints’, Fenagh 9.30 a.m. and All Saints’ Aghade, 11. 15 a.m.

New Year’s Eve – All Saints’ Aghade: Carolling with seasonal prayer and meditation in preparation for the New Year 2018 @ 9.30 a.m.

KILLESHIN UNION OF PARISHES 

Saturday 16th  Carol Service Mayo Church 7.30 p.m.

Sunday 17th Carol Service Castletown 11 a.m.

Sunday 17th Carol Service Killeshin 7.30 p.m.

Wednesday 20th Carol Service Cloydagh 7.30 p.m.

Christmas Eve 24th December 11 a.m. in Castletown church and 8 p.m. in Killeshin

Christmas Day – 10 a.m. in Cloydagh and 11.30 in Mayo

31st December – 11 a.m. in Killeshin church United Christingle Service

KILTEGAN GROUP OF PARISHES

17th December – Carol Service – Kiltegan at 11 a.m.

Christmas Eve: Clonmore HC at 8.30 p.m. and Kiltegan HC at 10.30 p.m.

Christmas Day: Moyne HC at 9.30 a.m., Hacketstown HC at 10.45 a.m. and Kiltegan HC at 12 noon.

31st December – Youth Carol Service at 11 a.m.

LEIGHLIN UNION OF PARISHES

FIRST COMMUNION OF CHRISTMAS

Grange Sylvae @ 9.30pm

MIDNIGHT EUCHARIST

St Laserian’s Cathedral @ 11.30pm

Christmas Day

CHRISTMAS EUCHARIST with CAROLS @ 10am

Saint Laserian’s Cathedral

CHRISTMAS EUCHARIST with CAROLS @ 11.30am

Borris

Christmas 1. New Year’s Eve (Sunday December 31st)

 SHORTENED MORNING PRAYER (said) @ 10am

Saint Laserian’s Cathedral

CHRISTINGLE EUCHARIST @ 11am

Shankill

PORTLAOISE & BALLYFIN UNION OF PARISHES

Sunday 10th December, 2nd Sunday of Advent:

9.30   The Rock H.C. Canon Susan Green

10.45    Portlaoise    H.C. Canon Susan Green

12 noon Ballyfin H.C. Canon Susan Green

Wednesday, 13th BALLYFIN:

8 p.m. ECUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE  Ven. Andrew Orr

Sunday 17th December, 3rd Sunday of Advent:

11 a.m. (Note time) Portlaoise  Carol Service – Ms Gillian Purser

12 noon Ballyfin M.P.  (to be confirmed)

Sunday 24th December. 4th Sunday of Advent:

11 a.m. (Note time)  Portlaoise   M.P.   Mr Charlie Wallace

Monday 25th – Christmas Day:

9.30   The Rock H.C.  Bishop Burrows

10.45    Portlaoise    H.C. Bishop Burrows

12 noon Ballyfin H.C.   Bishop Burrows

Sunday, 31st December – 1st Sunday of Christmas:

9.30   The Rock M.P.  –  To be confirmed

10.45    Portlaoise    M.P. – To be confirmed

12 noon Ballyfin M.P. – To be confirmed

 

STRADBALLY UNION OF PARISHES

Sunday December 17th  7.30pm Carols by Candlelight St. Patrick’s Church

Sunday December 24th  11.00 pm Christmas Eve Service Ballintubbert Church

Christmas Day 9.00 Luggacurran

10.30 Timogue

12.00 Stradbally

 

TULLOW GROUP OF PARISHES

10th December:  Shillelagh School Carols  11.15a.m.

Sunday 17th:  Carol service in Shillelagh  11 am (note the time!)  Service of Nine lessons and Carols: Tullow 7p.m.  also drawing of the parish  Raffle afterwards! No other services that morning

24th December:  Christmas Eucharist   9.00p.m.  Mullinacuffe

11.00p.m. Tullow

25th December: Christmas Family Eucharist with All age sermon

9.30a.m.  Aghold

11.00 a.m. Shillelagh

31st December:   Group carol service in Mullinacuffe  11 a.m.