Christmas in the Clonmel Churches

St. Mary’s Irishtown

St. Mary’s Irishtown

Thursday, 22nd - Penitential/Reconciliation Service at The Friary at 7.30pm

Christmas Eve - Children’s Mass: 5.30pm. Vigil of Christmas: 8pm

Christmas Day - Mass: 9.30 Marlfield; Mass: 10.30am, St. Mary’s, Blessing of toys; Mass, 12 noon, St. Mary’s

St. Stephen’s Day – Friday, 30th December: There will be no 7.45am Mass. Mass will be celebrated as usual at 10am

The Eucharistic Congress Bell is going around all the Dioceses of Ireland to create awareness of the 50th International Congress to be held in Dublin from June 11th-18th. St. Mary’s is the host Church for the Congress Bell in Clonmel. It will be in Clonmel from 10am on Friday, December 30th to 2pm on New Year’s Eve.

Friday, January 6th - Feast of the Epiphany: Holy Day of Obligation. It is hoped to have the various nationalities and ethnic groups in our town present at the 12 noon Mass. If anyone would like to become involved contact the Parish Office at 61-22773 or the Sacristy at 61-87915.

Sunday, January 8th - Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord: As in recent years it is hoped to have a blessing of all babies baptised in St. Mary’s during the past year at 3pm.

Ss Peter and Paul’s and Church of the Resurrection

Thursday, 22nd December - Penitential Service at the Friary Church at 7.30pm

Christmas Eve - Confessions from 11am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4pm

Vigil Masses: Church of the Resurrection at 7pm (Carols beforehand)

Ss Peter and Paul’s at 9pm (Carols beforehand)

Christmas Day Masses - Polish Mass at 9.30am in Ss Peter and Paul’s ; Church of the Resurrection at 10am; Ss Peter and Paul’s at 11am and 12.30pm

(Banna Chluain Meala will play at 12.30pm Mass)

St. Stephen’s Day to New Year’s Eve - Mass in Ss Peter and Paul’s at 1pm

Wednesday, 28th to Friday, 30th - 9.30am Mass in Church of Resurrection (There will be no Mass in the Church of Resurrection on St. Stephen’s Day or Tuesday, 27th)

Epiphany, 6th January (Holy Day) - Ss Peter and Paul’s: Vigil Mass on Thursday, January 5th at 7.30pm; 1pm and 6.15pm

Church of Resurrection - 9.30am.

The Friary


Christmas Eve at 9pm; Christmas Day at 8am and 11.30am; St. Stephen’s Day at 11.30am; Tuesday, December 27th at 10am - there will be no evening Mass. Normal Mass times resume from Wednesday, December 28th.


Wednesday, December 21st, Thursday, 22nd and Friday, 23rd - 12 noon-1pm and 2-5pm. Penitential Service at 7.30pm on Thursday, 22nd

Christmas Eve - 10.30am-1pm and 2-5pm. Normal Confession times resume from New Year’s Eve.

The Friary office will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve and re-open on Wednesday, 28th December.

Church of Ireland

Clonmel Union of Parishes - Anglican and Episcopal

Christmas Eve - Midnight Eucharist in St Paul’s Church, Cahir at 11.30pm

Christmas Day - 8.30pm - Holy Communion - Old St. Mary’s, Clonmel

9.30am - Holy Communion - Holy Trinity, Fethard

11am - Sung Eucharist - Old St. Mary’s, Clonmel

Sunday, 1st January - Service of Commitment for the New Year in St Paul’s Church, Cahir at 11am

St. Oliver’s

Christmas Eve - Mass at 11.30am; 12.30pm - Special Blessing of the Crib for Children (a Priest will be available for Confessions)

7 - 7.30 pm - Carol Singing; 7.30 pm - Vigil Mass for Christmas

Christmas Day - Masses at 9am and 12 noon.

St. Stephen’s Day to Friday, 30th December - Morning Mass at 10am as usual

New Year’s Eve - Mass at 11.30am and Vigil Mass at 7.30pm

New Year’s Day - Masses at 9am and 12 noon.

Clonmel Baptist Church

Anglesea Street

Christmas Day - 10:30am God becomes man. John 1:1-14

All are warmly welcomed to the Christmas Day service. For more information contact 086-1527663.

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