Christmas Time in Mitchelstown Parish

Christmas Confession Times in Mitchelstown Parish

Parish church
Monday 16th December
Saturday  21st December
12.00 noon - 1.00pm,  3.00 - 4.00pm,
7.00 - 7.30pm
Tuesday 24th December
12.00 noon - 1.00 pm
3.00 - 4.00pm
Ballygiblin Church
Saturday 21st December
After 6.00pm Mass
Killacluig Church
Sunday 22nd December
After 10.00am Mass

Christmas Mass Times in Mitchelstown Parish

Parish Church
Teus  24th December (Christmas Eve)
Vigil of the Nativity 7.30pm
Night Mass of Nativity 10.00pm
Wed 25th December (Christmas Day)
8.30am / 10.00am /
11.30am (note the extra 10am Mass)
No Evening Mass on Christmas Day
Thursday 26th December
Feast of St Stephen, 1st Martyr
Mass at 11.00am
Weekday Masses from Friday 27th - 28th December
Ballygiblin Church
Tues 24th December (Christmas Eve)
Killacluig Church

Wed 25th December (Christmas Day)



will close on Tuesday 24th December at 10.00am and resume after the 11am Mass on New Year’s Day, Wed 1st January.

Christmas Offerings for the Priests

You can use the Offering envelope supplied with this leaflet. The Priests wish to thank  all the parishioners for their generosity to their collections.


Bambinelli Sunday

The tradition, called Bambinelli Sunday, was begun by Pope John Paul II, to take place on the third Sunday of Advent, or Gaudete Sunday. Following the Sunday Angelus address, the Holy Father blesses all the statues and figurines of Baby Jesus held up by the children in the crowd under the Holy Father’s window, which the children then take back to their homes to be placed under their Christmas Trees, waiting for Christmas Eve, when the Bambinelli can be placed in the Manger to mark the birth of the Baby Jesus.  We invite the children of the Parish to bring their Baby Jesus to Mass on the 3 rd Sunday of Advent, 14th/15th December. After Mass we suggest that the Baby Jesus is wrapped up and placed under the Christmas Tree and on Christmas Day the youngest member of the Family places the Baby in the Crib.



Confession: It is important that we receive the Sacrament of Confession regularly; it keeps us in the Grace of God, as we face life’s difficulties and it prepares us for the day when the Lord will call us.

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