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

List of Christmas Season Church Services across this Diocese

DIOCESE OF CASHEL

CASHEL UNION OF PARISHES

Sunday 23rd:            Advent4

10.00am   Parish Eucharist      (Magorban)

10.00am   Morning Prayer  (Clonbeg & Dudrum)

11.30am   Morning Prayer      (Tipperary)

11.30am   Parish Eucharist      (Cashel Cathedral)

Monday 24th:           Christmas Eve

5.00pm   Children’s Crib Service (Cashel Cathedral)

9.00pm   Vigil Eucharist (Clonbeg)

Tuesday 25th:    Christmas Day

9.30am  Christmas Eucharist (Dundrum)

10.00am  Christmas Eucharist (Tipperary)

11.00am  Family Christmas Eucharist

Sunday 30th:    Sunday after Christmas

11.00am  United Parish Worship (Tipperary)

Sunday 6th January:  Feast of the Epiphany

8.00pm  Epiphany Readings & Carols (Magorban)

 

KILCOOLEY UNION OF PARISHES WITH FERTAGH

Sunday 23 December

Crohane               10.15am               (Carol Service – Mr S. Harper)

Littleton               11.30am               (Carol Service – Mr S. Harper)

Monday 24 December

Littleton               11.30pm               (HC – The Revd K. Homfray)

Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day

Kilcooley              10.15am               (HC – The Ven. J. Murray)

Fertagh                11.30am               (HC – The Ven. J. Murray)

Sunday 30 December

Crohane               10.15am               (HC – Canon G. Cliffe)

Kilcooley              11.30am               (MP – Canon G. Cliffe)

 

TEMPLEMORE UNION OF PARISHES

St Mary’s Templemore
Sunday 23rd December Christingle Service and Holy Communion 

10.45am followed by seasonal refreshments in the Parish Hall

Christmas Eve Monday 24th December 
1st Communion of Christmas: 8pm Kilfithmone Church of Irelend
St Mary’s Thurles at 10pm

Christmas Day Tuesday 25th December
Parish Communion St Mary’s Templemore at 10.45am

Sunday 30th December 
St Mary’s Thurles at 9.30am Morning Worship

 

DIOCESE OF OSSORY

CASTLECOMER UNION OF PARISHES

Sunday, December 2:

Castlecomer 10:30 am; Mothel noon, both HC

Sunday, December 9:

Colliery 10:30 am; Bilboa noon, both HC

Sunday, December 16:

Castlecomer 10:30; Mothel noon, both HC

Sunday 23rd:

no services.

Monday 24th December, Christmas Eve:

Colliery 11:30 pm with Bishop Michael

Christmas Day:

Castlecomer 10:30am
Bilboa 11:30am  with Bishop Michael

Sunday 30th December

11 am United Service in Mothel, MP

 

CLONENAGH (Mountrath) GROUP OF PARISHES

Christmas Eve, Monday 24 December:

6.30 pm HC Seir Kieran

8 pm HC Borris-in-Ossory

9.30 pm HC Lacca

Christmas Day, Tuesday 25 December:

9 am HC Roskelton

10.15 am HC Annatrim

11.30 am HC Mountrath

Sunday 30 December:

9 am HC Mountrath

11 am HC Borris-in-Ossory

 

KELLS UNION OF PARISHES WITH INISTIOGE

Carol Service Inistioge 21st Dec in Inistioge at 7.30pm

Carol Service Kells 23rd December at 7pm

Christmas Eve Children’s Crib Service in Kells 24th December at 6pm

Christmas Eve Service In Ennisnag at 9pm

Christmas Day Service In  Ennisnag at 10am

Christmas Day Service In Inistioge at 1145

United Service – Christingle Kells 11am 30th December

 

KILKENNY UNION OF PARISHES

 

RATHDOWNEY UNION OF PARISHES

23rd December: 9.30 pm Christmas Communion at Castlefleming; 10.45 4th Sunday in advent Rathdowney

24th Christmas Eve: 8 pm Christmas Communion Aghaboe; 9.30 pm Christmas Communion at Rathsaran

25th Christmas Day: Donaghmore 9.30 am; Rathdowney 10.45 am

Sunday 30th December: Joint Service at St Andrew’s Rathdowney 11 am.

 

DIOCESE OF WATERFORD

WATERFORD UNION OF PARISHES

December 7th-15th – Christmas Tree Festival Cathedral

December 16th · Civic Carols, Cathedral – 4pm

December 18th · School Nativity Play – 7pm

December 19th – Carol Service Dunmore East – 8pm

 

Holy Communion is celebrated in the cathedral side chapel on Thursday  at 1.15 pm

  1st Sunday 2nd Sunday 3rd Sunday 4th Sunday 5th Sunday
Christ Church CathedralWaterford HC (1) 8.30 HC 8.30 HC 8.30 HC 8.30 HC 8.30
Christ Church CathedralWaterford HC 10.00 HC 10.00 Family Service 10.00 HC 10.00 MP (1) 10.00
St John the BaptistAnnestown MP 10.00 HC 10.00 MP 10.00 HC 10.00
Christ Church Tramore Family Service 11.30 HC 11.30 MP 11.30 HC 11.30 HC 11.30
St. Andrew’sDunmore East HC 11.30
Compline
Summer
9 pm
Family Service 11.30
Compline
Summer
9 pm
HC 11.30
Compline
Summer
9 pm
MP 11.30
Compline
Summer
9 pm
HC 11.30
Compline
Summer
9 pm

 

DIOCESE OF LEIGHLIN

ABBEYLEIX & KILLERMOGH UNION OF PARISHES

Christmas Eve

Ballyroan at 8 p.m. Holy Communion

Abbeyleix at 11.30 p.m. Holy Communion

 

Christmas Day

Killermogh at 9 a.m. Holy Communion

Durrow at 10.30 a.m. Holy Communion

Aughmacart at 12 noon Holy Communion

 

BALTINGLASS GROUP OF PARISHES

15th Dec Carol service Baltinglass Hospital 2pm

19th Dec Carol service Ballynure 8pm

23rd Dec Carol service Baltinglass 11am. Carol singing with the youth in the hospital 2pm

24th Dec

11.15 am Baltinglass hospital

Rathvilly 7.30pm

25th Dec

Ballynure 9.15 am

Stratford 10.15 am

Baltinglass 11.20 am

30th Dec Stratford 11 am

 

CARLOW UNION OF PARISHES

23 December – Urglin HC: 11.00 am and

Service of Community Nine Lessons and Carols

St. Mary’s, 7.30 pm

Christmas Eve

St. Mary’s HC: 9 pm

 

Christmas Day Eucharists

Staplestown: 9.30 am

St. Mary’s: 10.45 am

Urglin: 12.00 Noon

Sunday 30 December

HC & Renewal of the Covenant Service Staplestown: 11 am

More information from: 059 913 2565

 

DUNLECKNEY UNION OF PARISHES

Christmas Services

Union Carol Service on Sunday, 23rd December in St Mary’s Church, Bagenalstown at 11 am.

Christmas Eve, 24th St Peter’s Killedmond at 6.30 pm, St John’s Nurney at 8 pm and St Mary’s, Bagenalstown at 10.30 pm.

Christmas Day, 25th   Church of The Good Shepherd, Lorum at 10.30 am (Please note change from previously published times).

Sunday, 30th St Peter’s, Killedmond at 10 am and St Mary’s, Bagenalstown, at 11.30 am.

 

FENAGH, MYSHALL, AGHADE, ARDOYNE GROUP OF PARISHES

  • 16 December – Holy Trinity, Ardoyne – Service of Nine Lessons and Carols: 7 p.m.
  • 23 December – All Saints`, Aghade: Christmas Family Service at 11.15 a.m.
  • Christmas Eve 24 December: Holy Trinity, Ardoyne H.C. 9 p.m. & The Adelaide Memorial Church, Myshall 11 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: All Saints`, Aghade H.C. 9.30 a.m. & All Saints`, Fenagh H.C. 11.15 a.m.
  • Sunday, 30 December: All Saints`, Aghade 11.15 a.m. : Service of the Word in Preparation for the New Year.

 

KILLESHIN UNION OF PARISHES   

Saturday 15th Mayo 7.30 pm Holy Communion

Sunday 16th Killeshan 10 am Holy Communion

Castletown 11.30 am Morning Prayer

Sunday 23rd Cloydagh 10 am Holy Communion

 

United Parish Carol Service

Killeshan 7.30 pm

Monday 24th Christmas Eve

Mayo 7.30pm Holy Communion

Tuesday 25th Christmas Day

Cloydagh 8.30 am Holy Communion

Killeshan 10 am. Holy Communion

Casletown 11.30 am. Holy Communion

Sunday 30th 11 am.  Castletown

Family service.

Wishing you all a blessed, peaceful and happy Christmas.

 

KILTEGAN GROUP OF PARISHES

Monday 24th December  – The Eve of the Nativity

8.00pm            Eucharist with Carols            St John’s, Clonmore

10.30pm          Eucharist with Carols            St Peter’s Kiltegan

 

Tuesday 25th Christmas Day – The Nativity

9.30am            Eucharist                                St John’s, Moyne

10.45am          Eucharist                                St John the Baptist, Hacketstown

12noon            Eucharist                                St. Peter’s, Kiltegan

 

LEIGHLIN UNION OF PARISHES

Saint Laserian’s Cathedral

Boys’ Brigade and GFS with the Children of the Parish

NATIVITY PLAY

Friday December 14th  7 pm

 

CAROL SERVICES

Grange Sylvae WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19th  8 pm

Followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

Saint Laserian’s Cathedral THURSDAY DECEMBER 20th 7 pm

Followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies

 

CHRISTMAS EVE

FIRST COMMUNION OF CHRISTMAS

Shankill 7.30 PM

FIRST COMMUNION OF CHRISTMAS

Grange Sylvae 9.30 pm

MIDNIGHT EUCHARIST

St Laserian’s Cathedral @ 11.30pm

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

CHRISTMAS EUCHARIST with CAROLS 10 am

Saint Laserian’s Cathedral

CHRISTMAS EUCHARIST with CAROLS 11.30 am

Borris

Christmas 1 (Sunday December 30th)

SHORTENED MORNING PRAYER (said) 10 am

Saint Laserian’s Cathedral

CHRISTINGLE EUCHARIST 11 am

Shankill

 

PORTLAOISE & BALLYFIN UNION OF PARISHES

16th  December  9.30 MP The Rock : 10.45 HC Portlaoise  : 12 MP Ballyfin

9 Lessons and Carols in St Peter’s Portlaoise, Sunday 16th December at 7 pm

 

23rd  December 9.30 MP The Rock  : 10.45 MP Portlaoise : 12 MP Ballyfin

25th  December 9.30 HC  The Rock  : 10.45 HC Portlaoise  : 12 HC Ballyfin

30th   December  11 am FAMILY  CHRISTINGLE  in Ballyfin

 

Ecumenical Carol Service in Ballyfin Roman Catholic church, Thursday 13th December at 7.30pm

 

STRADBALLY UNION OF PARISHES

23rd December Ecumenical Carols by Candlelight 7.30 pm St. Patrick’s Church Stradbally

24th December Christmas Eve Service 11.00 pm Luggacurran Church

25th December Christmas Day 9.00 am St. Brigid’s Church Ballintubbert

10.30 am St. Mogue’s Church Timogue

12.00 noon St. Patrick’s Church Stradbally

 

TULLOW GROUP OF PARISHES

Wednesday 19th December: St Columba’s National School Carol Service 7pm

Thursday 20th December: Christmas Whist Drive in Littlewood Hall – 8.30pm

Friday 21st December: Latvian Community Christmas Service in St Columba’s at 8pm

Sunday 23d December: Carol Service in St. Columba’s Church, Tullow.  7pm

Christmas Eve: 

St Michael’s Church, Aghold 9 pm

Shillelagh Church, 11pm

Christmas Day:   

Mullinacuffe Church, 9.30am

St Columba’s Church, 11am

 

DIOCESE OF LISMORE

FIDDOWN UNION OF PARISHES

Fiddown:

Sunday 23 December

Piltown                 7.30pm                 (Carol Service – Ms A. Gill)

Monday 24 December – Christmas Eve

Piltown                 11.00pm               (HC – Revd C. O’Dowd Smyth)

Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day

Portlaw                  9.30am               (HC – Revd C. O’Dowd Smyth)

Kilmeaden          11.00am               (HC – Revd C. O’Dowd Smyth)

Sunday 30 December

Piltown                 11.00am              (MP – United Service – Ms A. Gill)

 

CLONMEL UNION OF PARISHES

CHURCH SERVICES

 

 

2018

Nov – Dec

St Pauls

Cahir

9.30am

Holy Trinity

Fethard

9.30am

Old St Marys

Clonmel

8.30am

11.00am

Tullaghmeelan

 

11.00am

11th Nov        

           H.C.

    

        M.P.                           

       H.C.

       M.P.

      

          H.C.

18th Nov        

           M.P.

 

        H.C.

       H.C.

       H.C.

Worship in other church
25th Nov  

           H.C.

     

        M.P.

       H.C.

       M.P.

Worship in other church
2nd Dec  

M.P

 

        H.C.

      H.C.

      H.C.

Worship in other church
9th Dec     Carols @      

     7.00pm

 

M.P.

H.C.

M.P.

 

       H.C

16th Dec  

M.P.

  Carols @ 

   7.00pm

H.C.

H.C.

Worship in other church
Wed

19th Dec

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

N/A

Carols @ 7.30pm
Friday

21st Dec  

 

N/A

 

N/A

Carols@ 7.30pm  

    N/A

23rd  Dec  

H.C.

 

M.P.

H.C.

M.P.

Worship in other church

 

LISMORE UNION OF PARISHES

Sunday 16        

08.00 a.m.  Cathedral—Eucharist—The Dean

09.00 a.m.  Dungarvan—Morning Prayer—The Dean

09.45 a.m.  Kilmacthomas—Eucharist—Canon B O’Rourke

11.00 a.m.  Stradbally—Morning Prayer—Canon B O’Rourke

11.30 a.m.  Cathedral—Morning Prayer—The Dean

Tuesday 18 7.00 p.m.  Cathedral—Iona Healing Service—The Dean

Wednesday 19 10.00 a.m.  Cathedral—Eucharist—The Dean

 6.30 p.m.  Stradbally—St James’ NS Nativity Play

Friday 21 11.30 a.m.  Cathedral—Liosmor Mochuda Christmas Service  7.00 p.m.  Dungarvan—Carol Service—The Dean

Sunday 23  Fourth in Advent (4th in month)

09.00 a.m.  Dungarvan—Eucharist—Canon G Cliffe

09.45 a.m.  Kilmacthomas—Morning Prayer—The Dean

10.15 a.m.  Cappoquin—Eucharist—Canon B O’Rourke

11.00 a.m.  Stradbally—Eucharist—The Dean

11.30 a.m.  Cathedral—Eucharist—Canon B O’Rourke

7.00 p.m.  Cathedral—Carol Service—The Dean

Monday 24  Christmas Eve 11.30 p.m.  Fountain—Midnight Eucharist—The Dean 11.30 p.m.  Stradbally—Midnight Eucharist—Canon B O’Rourke

Tuesday 25  Christmas Day 09.00 a.m.  Dungarvan—Eucharist—Canon B O’Rourke 09.45 a.m.  Comeragh—Eucharist—Canon H Dunwoody 10.15 a.m.  Cappoquin—Eucharist—The Dean 11.00 a.m.  Stradbally—Eucharist—Canon B O’Rourke 11.30 a.m.  Cathedral—Eucharist—The Dean

Wednesday 26St Stephen  10.00 a.m.  Cathedral—Eucharist—The Dean

Sunday 30  First of Christmas                         (5th in month)

09.45 a.m.  Kilmacthomas—Morning Prayer—Canon H Dunwoody

11.00 a.m.  Stradbally—Morning Prayer—Mr B Dungan

11.30 a.m.  Cathedral—Eucharist—The Dean

 

DIOCESE OF FERNS

 

ARDAMINE, KILNAMANAGH & MONAMOLIN GROUP

Sun 23 Dec

Monamolin 11.00am Carol Service, featuring the Monamolin Singing Group

Mon 24 Dec

Clonevan 8.30pm HC

Tues 25 Dec

Monamolin 9.0am HC

Kiltennel 10.15am HC

Ardamine 11.00am Family Service

Kilnamanagh 11.45am HC

Sun 30 Dec

Kilmuckridge 11.00am Carol Service

 

BUNCLODY UNION OF PARISHES

Bunclody Union Christmas Services

Christingle Service in St Fiaac’s Church, Clonegal on Sunday 16th December at 7 pm.

On Wednesday 19th December, we will be having our Carrigduff NS Carol Service in St Mary’s Bunclody at 7.30 pm.

Monday 24th December Christmas Eve Holy Communion in St Brigid’s Kilrush at 7 pm

Tuesday 25th December Christmas Day

Holy Communion at:

St Paul’s, Kildavin at 9 am

St Fiaac’s, Clonegal at 10.15 am

St Mary’s, Bunclody at 11.30 am.

Sunday 30th December United Carol Service in St. Mary’s Bunclody at 10.30 am

 

ENNISCORTHY AND MONART UNION OF PARISHES

Saturday 22nd December

7.00 pm – St. Mary’s church A quiet Christmas

Sunday 23rd December

10.00 am         – Clonmore Five Lessons & Carols with Holy Communion.

7.00 pm           – St Mary’s Carols by Candlelight.

Monday 24th December

6.00 pm           – Templescoby Christmas Eucharist.

8.00 pm           – Clone Christmas Eucharist

 Tuesday 25th December

9.45 am           – Monart Christmas Eucharist

11.30 am         – St Mary’s Christmas Eucharist.

Sunday 30th December

10.30 am         – St Mary’s United 5th Sunday Family Eucharist

 

St Mary’s National School Christmas Concert:

St Mary’s National School shall come to St Mary’s church for their nativity concert on Wednesday 19th December at 7 pm. There shall be refreshments provided by the PA in the Church Institute directly after the concert with a fundraising raffle and bake sale. All are welcome.

 

FERNS UNION OF PARISHES

Nativity Play:

The St Edan’s National School Nativity Play will take place in St Edan’s Cathedral, Ferns on Sunday 16th December at 4 pm followed by the Ferns Union of Parishes’ Children’s Christmas Party in the Parish Hall on the Clone Road.

 

Nine Lessons and Carols:

The Service of Nine Lessons and Carols will be held as the monthly united service this month on Sunday 23rd December in St Edan’s Cathedral at 10.30 am.

 

Christmas Service Schedule:

Christmas Eve, Monday 24th December: 6.30 pm Kilcormack, Holy Communion; 8.00 pm Ballycarney, Holy Communion.

Christmas Day, Tuesday 25th December, Camolin, 9.00 am, Holy Communion; St Edan’s Cathedral, 10.15 am, Holy Communion. 11.30am Ballymore, Holy Communion.

 

GOREY GROUP OF PARISHES

Thursday December 20th Gorey Central Schools Carol Service in Christ Church Gorey 7 pm.

Sunday December 23rd Carol Service St John’s Hollyfort 10.15 am; Carol Service St. Mogue’s Ballycanew 11.30 am; Carol Service Christ Church Gorey 11.30 am; Carol Service St. Luke’s Leskinfere 7.00 pm.

No service on Christmas Eve

Christmas Day: all services will be Holy Communion services. Christ Church Gorey 8.30 am; St. Luke’s Leskinfere 10.15 am; St. John’s Hollyfort 10.15 am; Christ Church Gorey 11.30 am; St. Mogue’s Ballycanew 11.30 am.

Sunday December 30th There will be only one service in the group of parishes – 8.30 am in Christ Church Gorey.

 

KILLANE UNION OF PARISHES

Carol Services

Joint Rosdroit & Killegney in Killegney Church Sunday 16th 7:30pm                  (Please note no morning service in Rosdroit)

Templeshambo Sunday 30th Lessons & Carols 11:30am

(Replacing Joint service for that Sunday)

Killanne Sunday 6th January 8pm

(please note no a.m. service)

Christmas Services

Sunday 23rd Dec.   HC     10:00am Killegney                                                                                               10:00am MP Templeshambo                                                                                 11:30am HC Killanne

Monday 24th Dec Christmas Eve Service 11:00pm Rosdroit

Tuesday 25th Dec Christmas Day 10:00am Templeshambo                                                                                         11:30am Killanne

 

NEW ROSS AND FETHARD UNION OF PARISHES

Christmas Eve HC – Whitechurch @ 9.30 p.m.

Christmas Day HC – Fethard @ 9.00 a.m. and HC in New Ross @ 11 a.m.

Sunday 30th (5th Sunday – Killesk @ 9.30 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. in Old Ross

(both are carol services).

 

TINAHELY & CARNEW UNION OF PARISHES

Sunday 16th December

Sunday 23th December  – Bishop Michael Presiding

  • 10 am. All Saints Carnew, Holy Communion
  • 11:30am Kilcommon Church, Holy Communion

Monday 24th December Christmas Eve

  • 30 pm. Kilcommon

Tuesday 25th December Christmas Day

  • (All Holy Communion)
  • 30 am. St John’s Preban
  • 10 am. All Saints Carnew
  • 30 am. Kilpipe

 WEXFORD & KILSCORAN UNION OF PARISHES

Friday 14th December:           St David’s Church, Mulrankin.   Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 7.30 pm.

Friday 21st December                        Killurin Parish Church    Service of Nine Lesson and Carols at 8.00 pm.

Sunday 23rd December:         St Enoch’s Church, Killinick.    H.C. with Carols at 9.30 am.

Killurin Parish Church.                H.C. with Carols at 10.00 am.

St Iberius’ Church, Wexford.      M.P. with Carols at 11.15 am.

St James’ Church Horetown.      H.C. with Carols at 11.30 am.

Christmas Eve:                       St Iberius’ Church, Wexford.      4 Day Fast Carol Service, 4pm.

St. Paul’s Church, Balloughton.   H.C. with Carols at 7.00 pm.

Christmas Day:                       St. Peter’s Church, Kilscoran.      H.C. with Carols at 9.30 am.

St. Iberius’ Church, Wexford.      H.C. with Carols at 11.15 am.

St. Munn’s Church, Taghmon.    H.C. with Carols at 11.30 am.

New Year’s Day:                     St. Iberius’ Church, Wexford.      Holy Communion at 10 am.