Christmas Time in Mitchelstown Parish

Christmas Confession Times in Mitchelstown Parish

Parish church
Monday 18th December
8 priests available to hear confessions
Thursday 21st December
12.00 noon - 1.00pm, 7-8pm
Saturday 23rd December
12.00 noon - 1.00 pm
7 - 7.30pm
Sunday 24th December
After 11.30am Mass to 1pm
Ballygiblin Church
Killacluig Church

Christmas Mass Times in Mitchelstown Parish

Parish Church
Sun  24th December (Christmas Eve)
Vigil of the Nativity 7.30pm
Night Mass of Nativity 10.00pm
Mon 25th December (Christmas Day)
8.30am / 10.00am /
11.30am (note the extra 10am Mass)
No Evening Mass on Christmas Day
Tuesday 26th December
Feast of St Stephen, 1st Martyr
Mass at 11.00am
Weekday Masses from Wed 27th - Sat 30th December
11.00am only
Ballygiblin Church
Sun 24th December (Christmas Eve)
Night Mass of Nativity 9.00pm
Mon 25th December (Christmas Day)
Mass 9.30am
Killacluig Church
Sun 24th December (Christmas Eve)
Night Mass of Nativity 9.00pm
Mon 25th December (Christmas Day)
Mass 10.30am


will close on Saturday 23rd December at 7pm and resume after the 11am Mass on Thursday 28th December.

Lord, as we celebrate another Christmas help us to live each moment gratefully.  May we have the faith to trust in the gifts you have given us; may we have the hope that overcomes the dark thoughts that sometimes cloud our vision; may we have the love that makes our world a better place.  We make this prayer through Jesus our brother, born for us again in Bethlehem. Amen

Prayers around the Christmas Tree

Dear God, As we light this tree today may we be reminded that you are the light of the world.  May we be true lights in the lives of the people we meet each day.  In the beginning God made the world and saw it was good.  Long ago, God placed a tree in the garden of paradise as his gift to all human beings, a tree of wisdom and knowledge and laden with every good thing.  Our Christmas tree reminds us of that tree.  Long ago too, God's kindness appeared in the coming of Christ, who is our hope of eternal life.  This tree is a sign of Christ's blessings.

Christmas Reflection

God, great gift giver, we invite you to come among us and to grant us your holy blessing.  Help us in this busy season not to miss the miracle of the coming of Jesus.  In the days of preparation, as well as on the feast itself, help us not to be blind to the gifts of getting ready.  Protect us from the evil of the world.  May every greeting we send be signed with love, friendship and prayer.  May our greetings, so written, be fun to open and treasure to keep.  Giver of all gifts, help us to take delight in the marketplace, now transformed in beauty, lights and music.  May our decorations be signs of the evergreen coming of the Lord of Life.  But most of all, God of gifts, toys and sweets, help us to stay youthful, playful and dream filled, as we prepare for the coming of Christ.  

A Christmas Prayer

"We thank you for this place in which we dwell, for the love that unites us,  for the peace accorded us this day,
      for the hope with which we expect the morrow,  for the work, the health, the food and bright skies which make our lives delightful for our friends in all parts of the earth."  and giving us the gift of eternal life."


A Christmas Blessing:

May the Infant Jesus fill your hearts with the gift of Love, encourage you with the gift of Hope, and bless you with the promise of Peace.