CASHEL UNION OF PARISHES
Sunday 22nd – 4th Sunday of Advent:
Church of the Holy Spirit Magorban 10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist;
St. Sedna’s Clonbeg 10.00 a.m. Morning Prayer;
St. Mary’s Tipperary 11.30 a.m. Morning Prayer;
Cashel Cathedral 4.00 p.m. United Parish Carol Service.
Tuesday 24th – Christmas Eve: Cashel Cathedral 5.00 p.m. Children’s Crib Service (See below for details);
St. Sedna’s Clonbeg 9.00 p.m. Vigil Eucharist.
Wednesday 25th – Christmas Day: St. Mary’s Dundrum 9.30 a.m. Christmas Eucharist;
St. Mary’s Tipperary 10.00 a.m. Christmas Eucharist;
Cashel Cathedral 11.00 a.m. Christmas Family Eucharist.
Sunday 29th First Sunday of Christmas: St. Mary’s Tipperary 11.00 a.m. United Parish Eucharist.
Sunday 5th January – Second Sunday of Christmas: St. Mary’s Ballintemple 10.0 a.m. Morning Prayer;
St. Mary’s Tipperary 11.30 a.m. Morning Prayer;
Cashel Cathedral 11.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist;
Church of the Holy Spirit Magorban 8.00 p.m. Epiphany Readings and Carols by Candlelight.
(Please note that this year the Epiphany Carol Service is on Sunday 5th, the Eve of Epiphany, not the usual 6th January)
KILCOOLEY UNION OF PARISHES WITH FERTAGH
Sunday 15th: Crohane 9.00 (MP); Littleton 10.15 (HC*); Kilcooley 10.15 (MP); Johnstown 11.30 (HC*)
Sunday 22nd: 11 a.m. Crohane Carol service for Kilcooley Union; Kilcooley 11.30 (HC*); Johnstown 7.30 p.m. Carol Service.
Christmas Eve/Tuesday 24th: Littleton 11 p.m. (HC with carols)
Christmas Day/Wednesday 25th: Kilcooley 9.30 (said Morning Prayer*); Crohane 10.15 (HC with carols); Johnstown 11.30 (HC with carols)
Sunday 29th: Joint parishes service at Johnstown 11.00 (HC) only being the fifth Sunday of the month.
TEMPLEMORE UNION OF PARISHES
Sunday 15th December – Carol Service in St Mary’s Templemore at 10.45 a.m. The children of St Mary’s N.S. will present a depiction of the Nativity
Sunday 22nd December – Morning Worship in St Mary’s Thurles at 9.30 a.m. and St Mary’s Templemore at 10.45 a.m.
Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th December – 1st Communion of Christmas Kilfithmone at 8 p.m. and St Mary’s Thurles at 10 p.m.
Christmas Day Wednesday 25th December – Parish Holy Communion St Mary’s Templemore at 10.45 a.m.
Sunday 29th December – Morning Worship preparing for the New Year Kilfithmone at 12.00 noon
Sunday 5th January 2020 – Celebration of the Epiphany. Services of Holy Communion in all 3 Churches at the usual times.
WATERFORD UNION OF PARISHES
Tramore 15th December, 3 p.m.
Dunmore East, Sunday 15th December, Joy To The World nativity play at 6 p.m.
Dunmore East 18th December, 8 p.m.
Civic Carols Cathedral, 22nd December 4 p.m.
Monday 16th 7.00 p.m. – Saint Mary’s Dungarvan – Carol Service with Gospel Choir
Sunday 22nd Advent IV 7.00 p.m. Cathedral – Nine Lessons & Carols
Christmas Eve 24th
11.30 p.m. Stradbally – Midnight Eucharist
11.30 p.m. Fountain – Midnight Eucharist
09.00 a.m. Dungarvan – Eucharist
09.45 a.m. Comeragh—— Eucharist
10.15 a.m. Cappoquin – Eucharist
11.00 a.m. Stradbally——Eucharist
11.30 p.m. Cathedral— Eucharist
Sunday 29th Ist after Christmas
11.00 a.m. – Stradbally – United Carol Service
11.30 a.m. Cathedral – Christmas Eucharist
FIDDOWN UNION OF PARISHES
22nd December 7.30 p.m. Carol Service St. Paul’s, Piltown
24th December 11.30 p.m. First Holy Communion of Christmas, St. Paul’s, Piltown
25th December 9.30 a.m. Holy Communion Holy Trinity, Portlaw
11.00 a.m. Holy Communion St. Mary’s, Kilmeaden
29th December 11.00 a.m. The First Sunday of Christmas – Holy Communion United Service in St. Paul’s, Piltown with Bishop Michael
CLONMEL UNION OF PARISHES
Thursday, 12th December – Tullameelan – 8.00 p.m.
Sunday, 15th December – Abbey Church, Fethard – 7.30 p.m.
Friday, 20th December – Old St Mary’s – 7.30 p.m.
Sunday, 22nd December – Holy Trinity, Fethard – 7.30 p.m.
CASTLECOMER UNION OF PARISHES
Carol Service – The Colliery Church on 15th December, at 10.30 a.m. (with the Castlecomer Male Voice Choir )
CLONENAGH GROUP OF PARISHES
Sunday 15 December
9.30 a.m. Roskelton
4 p.m. Lacca (led by Mervyn Tomb)
Saturday 21 December
7 p.m. Seir Kieran
Sunday 22 December
11 a.m. Anatrim
3 p.m. Mountrath
6 p.m. HC Seir Kieran
8 p.m. HC Borris-in-Ossory
9.30 p.m. HC Lacca
9 a.m. HC Roskelton
10.15 a.m. HC Annatrim
11.30 a.m. HC Mountrath
Sunday 29 December
9 a.m. HC Mountrath
11 a.m. SOW Lacca
KELLS UNION OF PARISHES WITH INISTIOGE
Carol Service St Mary’s Inistioge Friday 20th December at 7 p.m.
22nd December, Kilmaganny 10.00 am Kilfane 11.45 a.m.
Carol Service St Mary’s Kells Monday 23rd 7.30 p.m.
Children’s Crib Service St Mary’s Kells 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve HC 9 p.m. Ennisnag
Christmas Day HC Ennisnag 10.00 a.m. & Inistioge HC 11.45 a.m.
29th December United Service. Christingle Service St Mary’s Kells at 11 a.m.
KILKENNY UNION OF PARISHES
15 December: Carols and Lessons, St Aidan’s, 8 p.m.
18 December: Model School Carol Service in St John’s 11 a.m.
22 December: Carols and Lessons, St John’s 10 a.m.
22 December: Civic Service of Carols and Lessons, St Canince’s, 5 p.m.
24 December: Midnight Eucharist, St Canice’s 11.30 p.m.
25 December: Services at the usual Sunday times in all churches.
RATHDOWNEY UNION OF PARISHES
Sunday 15th December – 11 a.m. Nativity and Gift Service St Andrew’s Rathdowney
19th December – School Christmas Party in Rathdowney N.S.
22nd December – Rathsaran 9.30 a.m. HC Castlefleming 12 noon; 7.30 p.m. Joint Carol Service at St Andrews
24th December Christmas Eve: 7.30 p.m. Christmas Eve Night Communion Castlefleming 9 p.m. Christmas Eve Night Communion Aghaboe 10.30 p.m. Christmas Eve Night Communion Rathsaran
25th December Christmas Day: 9.30 a.m. Donaghmore Christmas Communion 10.45 a.m. Rathdowney Christmas Communion
29th December 11 a.m. Donaghmore Joint Service
5th January 2020: Castlefleming 9.30 .a.m HC; Rathdowney 10.45 a.m. HC; Rathsaran 12 noon MP
ABBEYLEIX & KILLERMOGH UNION OF PARISHES
Sunday 22nd December
10.00 a.m. Blue Christmas Service, Ballyroan Church
7.00 p.m. United Parish Christmas Carol Service
St. Fintan’s Church Durrow with Vocem Daru, the Durrow
Community Choir. Mulled wine & mince pies afterwards.
Christmas Eve Tuesday 24th December
8.00 p.m. HC2 in Ballyroan Church
11.30 p.m. HC2 St. Michael & All Angels’ Church, Abbeyleix
Christmas Day Wednesday 25th December
9.00 a.m. HC2 in KIllermogh Church
10.30 a.m. HC2 in St. Fintan’s Church, Durrow
12 noon HC2 in St. Tighernagh’s Church, Aughmacart
Sunday 29th December
Ecumenical Carols by Candlelight at 7.00 p.m.
All Saints’ Church, Ballinakill with Fr. Sean Conlon & his
Tuesday 31st December
11.40 p.m. Watchnight Service in Abbeyleix Church.
BALTINGLASS GROUP OF PARISHES
This year’s Carol Service will be held on Sunday the 15th of December in Baltinglass and on Wednesday the 18th of December in Ballynure Church.
14th H.C Stratford 7.30 p.m.
15th carol service in Baltinglass 11 a.m. United service
22nd united Christingle service 11 a.m. Baltinglass
Baltinglass Hospital 11.30 a.m.
Rathvilly 7.30 p.m.
Ballynure 9.30 a.m.
Stratford 10.15 a.m.
Baltinglass 11.20 a.m.
Sunday 29th united service 11 a.m. Rathvilly
CARLOW UNION OF PARISHES
9 p.m: St. Mary’s (HC)
9:30 a.m: Staplestown
10:45 a.m: St Mary’s
12 p.m: Urglin
29th of December
Morning Prayer 3 & Renewal of the Covenant 11 a.m: Urglin
More information from: 059 913 2565
DUNLECKNEY UNION OF PARISHES
School end of the year closing in St. Mary’s National C of I School with Music Generation on Friday December 20th. at 10 a.m.
We welcome Bishop Michael to St. Mary’s & St. John’s Churches on December 14th at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., both being Evening Prayer.
Saturday 14th. 7 p.m. St. Mary’s Bagenalstown EP +M. Burrows
8 p.m. St. John’s Nurney EP +M. Burrows
Sunday 15th. 10 a.m. Church of the Good Shepherd Lorum HC
11.30 a.m. St. Peter’s Killedmond HC
Tuesday December 17th – Ecumenical school services – check times and venues.
Sunday 22nd. 11 a.m. St. Mary’s Bagenalstown Union Carol Service
Tuesday 24th. 18.30 a.m. St. Peter’s Killedmond
8 p.m. Church of the Good Shepherd Lorum
22 p.m. St. Mary’s Bagenalstown
Wednesday 25th. 9 a.m. St. John’s Nurney
Sunday 29th. 11.30 a.m. St. Peter’s Killedmond
FENAGH, MYSHALL, AGHADE & ARDOYNE UNION OF PARISHES
Sunday 22 December Advent 4: The Adelaide Memorial Church, Myshall – A Service of the Word with Readings, Carols and Prayers 11.15 a.m.
Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24 December: All Saints`, Fenagh H.C. 9 p.m. & All Saints`, Aghade H.C. 11 p.m.
Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December: The Adelaide Memorial Church H.C. 9.30 a.m. and Holy Trinity, Ardoyne All-Age Family Service 11.15 a.m.
Sunday 29 December – Christmas 1: All Saints`, Aghade – United Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at 11.15 a.m.
Sunday 5 January 2020, christmas 2: All Saints`, Aghade 9.30 a.m. & All Saints`, Fenagh 11.15 a.m.
(Both Special Services of the Word for the New Year).
KILLESHIN UNION OF PARISHES
Sunday 22nd December 11.00 a.m. Cloydagh
Carol Service for the Union – Tuesday 24th December – 7.30 p.m. Killeshin
Wednesday 25th December – 8.30 a.m. Castletown, 10.00 a.m. Cloydagh and
11.30 a.m. Mayo
Sunday 29th December – Fifth Sunday – 11.00 a.m. Castletown
KILTEGAN GROUP OF PARISHES
Christmas Eve 24th December – 8 p.m. – Eucharist with Carols – St John’s Clonmore
10.30 p.m. – Eucharist of the Eve of the Nativity – St Peter’s Kiltegan
Christmas Day: 25th December
9.30 a.m. Eucharist of the Nativity St John’s Moyne
10.45 a.m. Eucharist of the Nativity St John the Baptist Hacketstown
12 noon Eucharist of the Nativity St Peter’s Kiltegan.
LEIGHLIN GROUP OF PARISHES
Saint Laserian’s Cathedral
Dunleckney Boys’ Brigade with the Children of Leighlin Parish
Friday December 13th @ 7 p.m
Saint Laserian’s Cathedral SUNDAY DECEMBER 22nd @ 7p.m.
Followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies
Grange Sylvae MONDAY DECEMBER 23rd @ 8 p.m.
Followed by Mulled Wine and Mince Pies
FIRST COMMUNION OF CHRISTMAS
Shankill @ 7.30 p.m.
FIRST COMMUNION OF CHRISTMAS
Grange Sylvae @ 9.30 p.m.
St Laserian’s Cathedral @ 11.30 p.m.
CHRISTMAS EUCHARIST with CAROLS @ 10 a.m.
Saint Laserian’s Cathedral
CHRISTMAS EUCHARIST with CAROLS @ 11.30 a.m.
Christmas 1. (Sunday December 29th)
SHORTENED MORNING PRAYER (said) @ 10 a.m.
Saint Laserian’s Cathedral
CHRISTINGLE EUCHARIST @ 11 a.m.
PORTLAOISE & BALLYFIN UNION OF PARISHES
Wednesday 11th December – Ballyfin Ecumenical Carol Service – St John the Baptist church at 7.30 p.m. Address by Fr. Joe Brophy, PP. Refreshments afterwards in Deadman’s.
Friday 13th December – 11 a.m. in St Peter’s – Maryborough NS Christmas celebration.
Sunday 22nd – St Peter’s – Carols at 7 p.m.
Christmas Eve – 11.30 p.m. – Holy Night Eucharist in St Peter’s
Christmas Day – 9.30 a.m. – Holy Communion in the Rock
10.30 a.m. Holy Communion in St Peter’s
11.45 a.m. Holy Communion in Ballyfin
STRADBALLY UNION OF PARISHES
Saturday 14th December: Children’s Christmas Party: Parish Hall; 5.30 p.m.
Sunday 15th December – Carols by Candlelight – 7.30 p.m. St. Patrick’s
Christmas Eve Service – Timogue – 11 p.m.
Christmas Day Service – Luggacurran: 9.00 a.m.
Ballintubbert: 10.15 a.m.
Stradbally: 11.45 a.m.
TULLOW GROUP OF PARISHES
Tuesday 17th December: Junior and Middle Room Christmas Concert in St. Columba’s N.S. at 6.30 p.m. All welcome.
Wednesday 18th December: Senior Room Christmas Concert in St. Columba’s N.S. at 6.30 p.m. All welcome.
Thursday 19th December: Littlewood Christmas Whist Drive at 8.30 p.m.
Sunday 22nd December: Holy Communion in Mullinacuffe Church at 10 a.m. (Bishop Michael celebrating) and Carol Service in St. Columba’s Church, Tullow at 7.00 p.m.
Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve ): Holy Communion in Mullinacuffe Church at 9.00 p.m. and Holy Communion in St. Columba’s Church, Tullow at 11.00 p.m.
Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day): Holy Communion in St. Michael’s Church, Aghold at 9.30 a.m. and Holy Communion in Shillelagh Church at 11.00 a.m.
Sunday 29th December: United Carol Service in Mullinacuffe Church at 11.00 a.m.
ARDAMINE, KILNAMANAGH & MONAMOLIN GROUP
There will be a slight change to the Christmas service schedule this year.
Sunday 15 December, there will be carol services in Ardamine at 10.15 a.m. and Kilnamanagh at 11.45 a.m.
Sunday 22 December the Monamolin carol service will take place at 11 a.m. the only service in the Group that day.
On Christmas Eve, there will be a celebration of Holy Communion in Clonevan at 8.30 p.m.
Christmas Day: Monamolin 9 a.m. (Holy Communion); Kiltennel 10.15a.m. (Holy Communion); Ardamine 10.30 a.m. (Family Service) and Kilnamanagh 11.45 a.m. (Holy Communion).
There will be a retiring collection in aid of the Bishops’ Appeal at all services on Christmas Eve and Day as usual.
Sunday 29 December, there will be a united service of Holy Communion, with carols, in Kilmuckridge at 11 a.m. All are most welcome!
BUNCLODY UNION OF PARISHES
On Tuesday 17th December, we will be having our Carrigduff N.S. Carol Service in St Mary’s Bunclody at 7.30 p.m.
We will be celebrating, our Candle Lit Christingle Service in St Fiaac’s Church, Clonegal on Sunday 22nd December at 4.00 p.m.
Tuesday 24th December Christmas Eve – Holy Communion in St Fiaac’s Clonegal at 7 p.m.
Wednesday 25th December Christmas Day Holy Communion:
St Paul’s, Kildavin at 9 a.m.
St Brigid’s Kilrush at 10.15 a.m.
St Mary’s, Bunclody at 11.30 a.m.
Sunday 29th December United Carol Service in St Paul’s Kildavin at 10.30 a.m.
ENNISCORTHY AND MONART UNION OF PARISHES
Saturday 21st December – 7.30 p.m. – St. Paul’s Clone – A Quiet Christmas
Sunday 22nd December – 10.15 a.m. – St. Peter’s Monart – Holy Communion
7 p.m. – St. Mary’s Church – Carols by Candlelight
Monday 23rd December – 7 p.m. – St. Paul’s Templescobin – Carols & H.C.
Tuesday 24th December – 6 p.m. – St. Paul’s Clone – Christmas Eucharist
8 p.m. – St. Peter’s Monart – Christmas Eucharist
Christmas Day 9.45 a.m. – St. John’s Clonmore – Christmas Eucharist and 11.30 a.m. – St. Mary’s Church – Christmas Eucharist
FERNS UNION OF PARISHES
Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December: 6 p.m. Ballymore, Holy Communion; 7.30 p.m. Camolin, Holy Communion.
Christmas Day, Wedensday 25th December, Kilcormack 9.00 a.m. Holy Communion; St Edan’s Cathedral, 10.15 a.m. Holy Communion Ballycarney, 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion.
New Year’s Eve Service: A New Year’s Eve Service of Praise and Thanksgiving will be held in Holy Trinity Church, Ballymore on Tuesday 31st December at 7 p.m.
GOREY GROUP OF PARISHES
Saturday December 14th – Leskinfere Children’s Christmas Concert 7 p.m.
Thursday December 19th – Gorey Central School Carol Service in Christ Church Gorey at 7 p.m.
Saturday December 21st – Leskinfere Parish Carol Service 7 p.m.
Sunday December 22nd – Hollyfort Parish Carol Service 10.15 a.m; Gorey Parish Carol Service 11.30 a.m; Ballycanew Parish Carol Service 7 p.m.
Christmas Eve All Age Holy Communion Service St. Mogue’s Church Ballycanew 8 p.m.
Christmas Day: all services are Holy Communion services. 8.30 a.m. Christ Church Gorey; 10 a.m. St. John’s Hollyfort; 10 a.m. St. Luke’s Leskinfere; 11.30 a.m. Christ Church Gorey.
Sunday December 29th; there will be only one service in the group at 8.30 a.m. in Christ Church Gorey.
KILLANNE/KILLEGNEY UNION OF PARISHES
Carol Services; Killanne Sunday 15th December 7:30 p.m.
Rossdroit/Killegney at Rosdroit Sunday 22nd December 7:30 p.m.
Templeshambo Sunday 30th December 11:30 a.m. (5th Sunday Joint service)
Christmas Eve Service Tuesday 24th 7:30 p.m.
Christmas Day Wednesday 25th Templeshambo 10 a.m.
Christmas Day Wednesday 25th Killanne 11:30 a.m.
NEW ROSS & FETHARD UNION OF PARISHES
St Mogue’s Carol Service – Friday 20th Dec – 8 p.m.
New Ross Carol Service Sunday 22nd Dec – 7.30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Killesk – 9 p.m. Whitechurch – 11 p.m.
Christmas Day Fethard – 9.30 a.m. New Ross – 11 a.m.
Sunday 29th Dec Old Ross Carol Service – 11 a.m.
TINAHELY & CARNEY UNION OF PARISHES
Sunday, December 15th
8.30 a.m. Holy Communion Preban
11 a.m. Parish Carol Service All Saints Carnew.
8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer Kilpipe
10 a.m. Holy Communion All Saints Carnew
11.30 a.m. Morning Prayer Kilcommon
7 p.m. Blue Christmas Kilcommon
7.30 pm Holy Communion Kilcommon
Christmas Day All Holy Communion
8.30 a.m. Kilpipe
10 a.m. All Saints Carnew
11.30 a.m. Preban
10 a.m. Holy Communion Rite 1 All Saints Carnew
11.30 a.m. Baptism Kilcommon
WEXFORD & KILSCORAN UNION OF PARISHES
H.C. – Holy Communion M.P. – Morning Prayer
Friday 13th December:
St. David’s Church, Mulrankin Nine Lessons and Carols at 7.30 p.m.
Friday 20th December
St. Munn’s Church, Taghmon. Nine Lessons and Carols at 7.30 p.m.
Sunday 22nd December:
St. Enoch’s Church, Killinick. H.C. with Carols at 9.30 a.m.
Killurin Parish Church. H.C. with Carols at 10 a.m.
St. Iberius’ Church, Wexford. M.P. with Carols at 11.15 a.m.
St. James’ Church Horetown. H.C. with Carols at 11.30 a.m.
St. Iberius’ Church, Wexford. 4 Day Fast Carol Service, 4 p.m.
St. Paul’s Church, Balloughton. H.C. with Carols at 7 p.m.
St. Peter’s Church, Kilscoran. H.C. with Carols at 9.30 a.m.
Killurin Church. H.C. with Carols at 10 a.m.
St. Iberius’ Church, Wexford. H.C. with Carols at 11.15 a.m.
Sunday 29th December:
Ardcolm Church, Castlebridge. H.C. at 10 a.m.
St. Iberius’ Church, Wexford. H.C. at 11.15 a.m.
St. Peter’s Church, Kilscoran. M.P. at 11.30 a.m.
New Year’s Day:
St. Iberius’ Church, Wexford. H.C. at 10 a.m.