Christmas provides an opportunity to reflect on the birth of the infant Jesus – the God-child who shows us the very face of the unseen God.
Normally, Christmas at St Paul’s is celebrated with three evening Masses as well as a morning Mass. For 2017, because there will already be Masses for Sunday, there will only be two evening Masses.
A priest is only allowed to celebrate 3 Masses in any 24 hour period, so we will have a different Christmas timetable for this year only. Please note the following carefully!
Saturday 23 December – Fourth Sunday of Advent
- 6pm Sunday Mass
Sunday 24 December – Fourth Sunday of Advent
- 10am Sunday Mass ONLY
In 2017, Christmas day falls on a Monday.
Attending any of the Christmas Eve Masses will not cover your Sunday obligation.
Christmas Carols are sung at each of the services.
Christmas Eve – Sunday 24 December
- 6pm Christmas Mass – for families with young children
- Midnight Christmas Mass – for all who like the traditional Midnight Mass
Christmas Day – Monday 25 December
- 10am Christmas Morning Mass – for families and everyone
Saturday 30 December 2017
- 6pm Parish Mass – vigil Mass for Sunday
Sunday 31 December 2017
- 8am Sunday Mass
- 10am Sunday Mass
Monday 1 January 2018
- 10am Mass – Mary, Mother of God
The 8pm Christmas Mass will not be celebrated this year