Christmas in St. Anne’s


Christmas in St. Anne’s

Christmas 2020 will be a very different Christmas for everyone. Families across the parish will not be able to celebrate in the normal way.

The season of Christmas is a season of celebration, but this year it is essential that we celebrate safely. Normally at Christmas time large numbers of people wish to attend Mass in St. Anne’s.

This year, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our church simply cannot accommodate such crowds if we are to ensure the health and safety of all and conform to Public Health Agency guidance and NI Executive legislation.

Our Parish Covid-19 Support Team have been meeting to review our arrangements and again review the Risk Assessment.

In order to avoid the real possibility of increased transmission of the Covid-19 virus this Christmas, Christmas Masses will be online only.

Christmas Eve at 7pm & Christmas Day at 11am

• Our church will be closed on Thursday 24th, Fri 25th and Sat 26th December.

Public mass will resume on Sunday 27th Dec. for 11am Mass.

Please remember:

1. The obligation to attend Mass in person this Christmas has been suspended.

2. Our Christmas Masses will be broadcast live and available online, so people are
encouraged to participate in a live-streamed Mass.

3. People could also choose to attend Mass on one day over the Christmas season – up
to the Solemnity of the Epiphany, January 6th

Mass Schedule

• Tues. 22nd Dec Public Mass 10am
• Wed. 23rd Dec Public Mass 10am

• Thurs. 24th Dec Christmas Eve: Online at 7pm
• Fri 25th Dec Christmas Day: Online at 11am

• Sat 26th Dec St. Stephen’s Day – No Mass
• Sun. 27th Dec Public Mass at 11am
• Mon 28th – Thurs 31st Dec – No Mass

• Fri. 1st Jan New Year’s Day – Public Mass at 12 noon

• Sat. 2nd Jan Sunday Vigil – Public Mass 5pm
• Sun. 3rd Jan Sunday – Public Mass 11am