Christmastide Times 2017

4th December to 1st January


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Children's Carol Services

It has long been a tradition here at St Mary's to have visiting schools leading a Carol Service in the Advent days leading up to the Fourth Sunday of Advent. This year these Carol Services will take place as usual with the first one beginning on Monday 4th December. Each Carol Service will begin at 1.00pm, immediately after the 12.30pm Daily Mass, and will last about 25-30 minutes.

Date School/College
Mon. 4th Dec. St Peter's Primary School, Middleton
Tue. 5th Dec. Holy Family College, Heywood
Wed. 6th Dec. Christ the King Primary School, Newton Heath
Thu. 7th Dec. Loreto Preparatory School, Altrincham
Fri. 8th Dec. All Saints Primary School, Sale
Mon. 11th Dec. St John Fisher & St Thomas More RC Primary School, Wythenshawe
Tue. 12th Dec. St Bede’s College, Manchester
Wed. 13th Dec. St Joseph's Primary School, Sale
Thu. 14th Dec. St John's Primary School, Chorlton
Fri. 15th Dec. Holy Cross Sixth Form College, Bury
Mon. 18th Dec. St Monica's High School, Prestwich
Tue. 19th Dec.Loreto Sixth Form College, Manchester
Thu. 21st Dec. Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton


POLICE CAROL SERVICE

The Police will be holding their annual Carol Service here at St Mary's on Wednesday 6th December at 7.30pm. The Police Band will be providing the accompaniment for the service and you are all most welcome to join in the carol service.


TIMES OF MASSES AND CONFESSIONS

Sunday 3rd December

Mass 10.15am and 12 noon 1st Sunday of Advent


Monday 4th December, Tuesday 5th December

Mass 12.30pm


Wednesday 6th December

Confessions 11.15am - 12.15pm; Mass 12.30pm


Thursday 7st December

Mass 12.30pm


Friday 8th December

Confessions 11.15am - 12.15pm; Mass 12.30pm The Immaculate Conception of the BVM


Saturday 9th December

Confessions 10.00am - 11.30am; Mass 12 noon; Vigil Mass 5.15pm


Sunday 10th December

Mass 10.15am and 12 noon 2nd Sunday of Advent


Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th December

Mass 12.30pm


Wednesday 13th December

Confessions 11.15am - 12.15pm; Mass 12.30pm


Thursday 14th December

Mass 12.30pm


Friday 15th December

Confessions 11.15am - 12.15pm; Mass 12.30pm


Saturday 16th December

Confessions 10.00am - 11.30am; Mass 12 noon; Vigil Mass 5.15pm


Sunday 17th December

Mass 10.15am and 12 noon 3rd Sunday of Advent


Monday 18th to Friday 22nd December

Confessions 11.15am - 12.15pm; Mass 12.30pm


Saturday 23rd December

Confessions 10.00am - 11.30am; Mass 12 noon; Vigil Mass 5.15pm


CHRISTMAS EVE, Sunday 24th December

Mass 10.15am and 12 noon 4th Sunday of Advent
Readings and Carols 11.30pm followed by Midnight Mass

CHRISTMAS DAY, Monday 25th December

Mass 11.00am The Nativity of the Lord

Tuesday 26th December

No confessions today; Mass 12.30pm; St. Stephen.


Wednesday 27th December

Mass 12.30pm St John


Thursday 28th December

Mass 12.30pm Holy Innocents


Friday 29th December

Mass 12.30pm St Thomas Becket


Saturday 30th December

Confessions 10.00am - 11.30am; Mass 12 noon; Vigil Mass 5.15pm


Sunday 31st December

Mass 10.15am and 12 noon The Holy Family


New Year's Day, Monday, 1st January

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Mass 12.30pm



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