St. Saviour's     St. Mary's     Our Lady & St. Bernard's

Advent and Christmas Services 2008 – 2009

Now that the Seasons of Advent and Christmastide are upon us in addition to our regular worship, we put on special Events so that we may reflect on the meaning these special times have on our lives, and how we can best put their message into effect.

In Advent whilst preparing to remember the first coming of Jesus at Christmas, we also remember the many ways Jesus is present to us each day through other people, through our worship, and in the Bible. We also remember Jesus coming to complete creation in the culmination of time.

In Christmastide we celebrate Jesus' birth, and celebrate the fact that we can make Jesus Christ's love, compassion and Good News real and present today in our lives. These are some of the special Services (in addition to our regular Services) planned in our Four Parishes Area:

St. Saviour’s

Thursday, 18th December, 7.30pm Penance Service, with opportunity for Individual Confession

Christmas Eve: Wednesday 24th December 2008
Vigil Mass of Christmas at 7.30pm

Christmas Day: Thursday, 25th December 2008
Christmas Day Mass at 10.00am

St. Mary’s

Thursday, 11th December, 7.30pm Penance Service, with opportunity for Individual Confession

Christmas Eve: Wednesday 24th December 2008
Vigil Mass of Christmas at 9.00pm

Christmas Day: Thursday, 25th December 2008
Christmas Day Masses at 9.30am and11.00am

Our Lady’s

Monday, 22nd December, 7.30pm Penance Service, with opportunity for Individual Confession

Christmas Eve: Wednesday 24th December 2008
Vigil Mass of Christmas at 6.30pm

Christmas Day: Thursday, 25th December 2008
Christmas Midnight Mass at 12.Midnight
Christmas Day Mass at 11.00am

St. Bernard’s

Christmas Eve: Wednesday 24th December 2008
Vigil Mass of Christmas at 5.30pm

General Information

New Year's Day (Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God): Thursday, 1st January 2009
New Year's Day Mass at 12.noon at Our Lady’s for Ellesmere Port Town
Check Newsletter Information for Services at St. Mary's

Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord: Sunday, 4th January 2009
As this is a Sunday, the usual Sunday Mass Times across the Four Parishes will apply