Christmas Schedules in our Friaries

Ard Mhuire, Donegal 

Saturday 23rd December
8am “Rorate Coeli” Advent Candlelit Dawn Mass of Our Lady, preceded by exposition from 7am
(Side Chapel)

Christmas Eve: Sunday 24th
9am Sunday Mass
Confessions: available all day.
(NO 5:30 Mass.)
9pm: First Mass of Christmas
(Midnight Mass of the Angels) with carols from 8:30pm

Christmas Day: Monday 25th
9am: Mass of Christmas Day.
(Dawn Mass of the Shepherds)
No Evening Mass or Confessions on Christmas Day.

St. Stephen’s Day: Tuesday 26th
8am Mass: Friary Oratory.
No Confessions

Christmas Week:
Mass Schedule as normal.
Confessions available in the afternoon only.
Coffee Dock & Shop re-open on Sat Dec 30th


Rochestown, Cork 

Wednesday 20th Dec, 7pm: Adoration, Reconciliation & Benediction (College Chapel)

Sat 23rd December, 6pm: Vigil Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent (College Chapel)

Sunday 24th December, 10am and 12pm: Mass for the 4th Sunday of Advent (College Chapel)

Sunday 24th December, 8pm: Vigil Mass for Christmas (College Chapel)

Monday 25th of December, 10 am & 12pm: Christmas Mass (College Chapel)

Tuesday 26th December, 10am: Mass for St Stephen’s Day (Friary Chapel)

Confessions available on request from the Friary.


Holy Trinity, Cork

Sunday 24th December at 7.30pm: Concelebrated Mass and Blessing of the Crib

Monday 25th December, Christmas Day Masses: 8.00 – 10.00 -11.00 – 12.30pm

Masses for the rest of the week: 

Tues 26, Wed 27, Thurs 28 December: 10.00 and 12.00 noon. No evening Mass.

Friday 29th December: 8.30; 10.00; 12.45; 7.30pm

Saturday 30th December: 8.30; 10.00; 12.00noon



St Francis Parish, Priorswood, Dublin

Sunday 24th December, Christmas Eve 600pm: Children’s Mass

Sunday 24th December, Christmas Eve 9.00pm: Mass, carols and blessing of the crib

Monday 25th December, Christmas Day: 9.30 am and 11.30am

Church Street, Dublin


18th – 22nd December: EACH EVENING AFTER 7.30 MASS

Saturday 23rd December: after 9.30 Mass until

Sunday 24th of December, Christmas Eve: before and after each morning Mass

Mass Times:

Sunday 24th December, Christmas Eve:

8.00 PM                 CHRISTMAS CAROLS

8.30 PM                 CHRISTMAS MASS

Monday 25th December, Christmas Day: 

9 am, 10 am (Gaeilge) & 11.30 (NO EVENING MASS)


Mass each day at 9.30 AM (NO EVENING MASS )

Sunday 31st: New Year’s Eve: 9 am (Gaeilge) 11.30 am 7 pm

NEW YEAR’S DAY (MONDAY): Mass at 9.30. AM No Evening Mass

From 2nd JANUARY: Masses at 8 am and 7.30 pm



OPEN: 28/29 DECEMBER 9am TO 1 pm



St Michan’s Parish, Halston Street, Dublin

Confessions: Available on request after 6pm vigil and 12noon Masses and after daily Mass

Sunday 24th December, Christmas Eve Vigil: 7pm

Monday 25th December, Christmas Day: 12 noon

Tuesday 26th December, St. Stephen’s Day: 10am

Wednesday, 27th December to 30th December: 10am

Saturday, 30th Vigil: 6pm

Sunday 31st December, New Year’s Eve: 12noon

Monday, 1st January: 10am Greek Catholic Community (Halston Street)

Comunitatea GrecoCatolică Christmas Eve at 9:15pm and Christmas Day at 1pm TBC


 Capuchin Friary, Kilkenny

Confessions:  From Saturday 16th Dec to Christmas Eve 24th Dec Inclusive

Confessions daily from 10.00am to 5.30pm

Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th): Vigil Masses: 5.40pm and 9.00pm

Christmas Day (Monday 25th): 10.45am (Irish Mass) and 12.00 Noon

From Tuesday December 26th until Friday 29th December (inclusive): Mass will only be at 10.30am daily.

There will be no 5.40pm Mass until Saturday 30th December




Capuchin Friary, Raheny


Friday 22nd December Saturday 23rd December
10:30am – 11:30am 10:00am – 12:00pm
2:00pm – 3:00pm 2:00pm – 6:00pm
4:00pm – 5:00pm 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Christmas Eve 24th
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Mass Times:

Christmas Eve (Sunday): Christmas Carols 8:30pm. Vigil Mass 9:00pm

Christmas Day (Monday): 9:30am

St. Stephen’s Day: 12 noon

Please Note

  • The Advent Reflection and Confessions will take place as normal on Friday 22nd at 7:30pm
  • From December 26th to January 9th (Incl) Masses will be at 12 noon except for the intervening Sundays (December 31st and January 7th) which will be at 9:30am
  • No confessions from Tuesday 26th until the 5th January (Incl) 2018

Office Hours

The Office shall be closed from the December 24th to December 27th

On December 28th, 29th and 30th the Office will be open one hour before and after Mass (12noon)

The Office then will be closed again from the December 31st to January 3rd after which it will return to normal hours.

Please note that the Church will close at 8pm on Christmas Eve so that preparations can be


The Oratory, Blanchardstown

Confessions available after 4.30pm Mass daily up to Christmas Eve.

Sunday 24th December, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass: 4.30pm.



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