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Mass Times

Christmas Services 2016

Christmas Carol Service

The Cathedral’s main Carols event - A Christmas Celebration, will be held on Friday, 16th December at 11.00am and 7.00pm with the Cathedral Choir and orchestra and a Christmas reflection given by the Archbishop of Sydney. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets are available from www.achristmascelebration.com.au or call 132 849.

A free Carol Service with the Cathedral Choir will be held on Sunday, 18 December at 5.00pm.

Christmas Lights

8th to the 25th December

Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24

5.00pm First Vespers of Christmas Cathedral Choir
6.00pm Vigil Mass with Congregational Carols
8.00pm Choral Vigil Mass (Carols from 7.30pm) St Mary's Singers
11.15pm Midnight Mass (carols from 11.15pm) Cathedral Choir

Christmas Day, Sunday December 25

11.15pm Midnight Mass (Readings and Carols from 11.15pm) Cathedral Choir
7.00am Said Mass
9.00am Mass with congregational carols
10.30am Solemn Choral Mass with Cathedral Choir
6.00pm Mass with Congregational Carols

Boxing Day, Monday December 26

12.00pm Mass

Tuesday December 27 2016 - Tuesday January 3 2017

Tuesday December 27 12.00pm Mass
Wednesday December 28 12.00pm Mass
Thursday December 29 12.00pm Mass
Friday December 30 12.00pm Mass
Saturday December 31 9.00am, 12.00pm, 6.00pm Mass
4.30pm Confession
Sunday January 1 7.00am, 9.00am, 10.30am, 6.00pm Mass
Monday January 2 9.00am Mass
Tuesday January 3 Normal times of service resume

Reconciliation Times for Christmas

Thursday 15 & Friday 16 December 11.30am to 1.00pm and 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 17 December 11.00am to 12 noon and 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Monday 19 to Friday 23 December 11.30am to 1.00pm and 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Saturday 24 December 11.30am to 1.00pm
Monday 26 December 11.30am to 11.50am
Tuesday 27 December to Friday 30 December 11.30am to 11.50am
Monday 2 January No reconciliation
Tuesday 3 January Normal times resume

Normal Mass times

Monday to Friday 6.45am, 1.10pm, 5.30pm (Choral Mass Monday to Thursday during School term time)
Saturday 9.00am, 12.00pm
Saturday Vigil 6.00pm
Sunday 7.00am, 9.00am, 10.30am (Solemn Choral Mass), 6.00pm (Youth Mass)
Public Holidays 12noon

Divine Office / Devotions

Monday to Thursday 5.00pm Vespers (Evening Prayer)
Friday 12 noon Divine Mercy Novena with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Saturday 5.30pm Vespers (2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month)
Sunday 5.00pm Solemn Vespers and Benediction sung by the Cathedral Choir
3rd Sunday of the month 5.30pm Evening Prayer sung by Seminarians replaces Choral Vespers


Saturday 11.30am to 11.55am, 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Monday to Friday 12noon to 1pm, 5.00pm to 5.25pm

Except Public Holidays