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Is midnight mass on Christmas Eve dead ?


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Just wondering are there many places that do it or has it been done away with in favour of a pm vigil mass.
 

St Disibod

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Re: Is miunight mass on Christmas Eve dead ?

odie1kanobe said:
Just wondering are there many places that do it or has it been done away with in favour of a pm vigil mass.
Most Church of Ireland churches I know (so those in Dublin) still have midnight mass at the correct hour. But I fully appreciate the reasons why many priests and congregations decide against it.
 

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Midnight mass was revived in Wexford at the Franciscan friary this year as a polish mass. By all accounts it was quite successfull and well attended.
The friary was handed over from the Franciscan order to another branch of the franciscan's conventual who have a polish priest who said the mass in polish.
 

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Midnight Mass was a late refuge for many drunks falling out of the bars at closing time.
I was at the so-called Midnight Mass at 6.30, where a very drunk individual kept staggering back and forth in front of the altar, until a priest made him sit down.
 

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Re: Is miunight mass on Christmas Eve dead ?

St Disibod said:
odie1kanobe said:
Just wondering are there many places that do it or has it been done away with in favour of a pm vigil mass.
Most Church of Ireland churches I know (so those in Dublin) still have midnight mass at the correct hour. But I fully appreciate the reasons why many priests and congregations decide against it.
They use to have midnight mass at my local Catholic Church up until a few years ago, but a load of drunks kept going to it and all the crap that went with that, so they stopped holding it.
 

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I actually attended our Midnight Mass in our Parish. We had it at ten o'clock at night, and that was after a half-seven vigil. I was told by a neighbour that the Vigil was packed out, and the Vigil I went to was very very well attended. I'm a regular Mass-goer, and attendance was up about 200% on usual levels, which are quite healthy in themselves.

Midnight Mass is alive and well where I live!
 
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Ard-Taoiseach said:
I actually attended our Midnight Mass in our Parish. We had it at ten o'clock at night, and that was after a half-seven vigil. I was told by a neighbour that the Vigil was packed out, and the Vigil I went to was very very well attended. I'm a regular Mass-goer, and attendance was up about 200% on usual levels, which are quite healthy in themselves.

Midnight Mass is alive and well where I live!
Er No Midnight mass is at midnight not at 10pm.
 

Ronanr

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Midnight Mass is alive and well where I live!
No, it is not.

What you went to was a Christmas Eve "Vigil Mass".

it is not Midnight Mass unless it starts at 12.00 Midnight
 

Ard-Taoiseach

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Ronanr said:
Midnight Mass is alive and well where I live!
No, it is not.

What you went to was a Christmas Eve "Vigil Mass".

it is not Midnight Mass unless it starts at 12.00 Midnight
They called it Midnight Mass, though.
 

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Ard-Taoiseach said:
I actually attended our Midnight Mass in our Parish. We had it at ten o'clock at night, and that was after a half-seven vigil. I was told by a neighbour that the Vigil was packed out, and the Vigil I went to was very very well attended. I'm a regular Mass-goer, and attendance was up about 200% on usual levels, which are quite healthy in themselves.

Midnight Mass is alive and well where I live!
GDP is falling, and people are praying a hell of a lot more?
Anyone else see a correlation?
 

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meriwether said:
Ard-Taoiseach said:
I actually attended our Midnight Mass in our Parish. We had it at ten o'clock at night, and that was after a half-seven vigil. I was told by a neighbour that the Vigil was packed out, and the Vigil I went to was very very well attended. I'm a regular Mass-goer, and attendance was up about 200% on usual levels, which are quite healthy in themselves.

Midnight Mass is alive and well where I live!
GDP is falling, and people are praying a hell of a lot more?
Anyone else see a correlation?
Are GDP is falling? :shock2:
 

Ronanr

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They called it Midnight Mass, though.
I suppose if the priest had called it "Caligula's Big Christmas Eve Gang-Bang and Orgy" you would have believed that too?
 

Ard-Taoiseach

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Ronanr said:
They called it Midnight Mass, though.
I suppose if the priest had called it "Caligula's Big Christmas Eve Gang-Bang and Orgy" you would have believed that too?
You're being ridiculous, :lol: , it did end at around Midnight, so from the other perspective, it still was a Midnight Mass, but in expectation.
 

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gaelach said:
meriwether said:
Ard-Taoiseach said:
I actually attended our Midnight Mass in our Parish. We had it at ten o'clock at night, and that was after a half-seven vigil. I was told by a neighbour that the Vigil was packed out, and the Vigil I went to was very very well attended. I'm a regular Mass-goer, and attendance was up about 200% on usual levels, which are quite healthy in themselves.

Midnight Mass is alive and well where I live!
GDP is falling, and people are praying a hell of a lot more?
Anyone else see a correlation?
Are GDP is falling? :shock2:
No it isn't gaelach, it expanded in the third quarter compared to the second quarter. The third quarter this year saw 4.1% more goods/services produced than last year. As I keep telling people, the boom goes on!
 

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Ard-Taoiseach said:
gaelach said:
meriwether said:
[quote="Ard-Taoiseach":rx3kbklv]I actually attended our Midnight Mass in our Parish. We had it at ten o'clock at night, and that was after a half-seven vigil. I was told by a neighbour that the Vigil was packed out, and the Vigil I went to was very very well attended. I'm a regular Mass-goer, and attendance was up about 200% on usual levels, which are quite healthy in themselves.

Midnight Mass is alive and well where I live!
GDP is falling, and people are praying a hell of a lot more?
Anyone else see a correlation?
Are GDP is falling? :shock2:
No it isn't gaelach, it expanded in the third quarter compared to the second quarter. The third quarter this year saw 4.1% more goods/services produced than last year. As I keep telling people, the boom goes on![/quote:rx3kbklv]

*phew*

I thought we were in a recession and nobody told me....
 

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gaelach said:
Ard-Taoiseach said:
gaelach said:
meriwether said:
[quote="Ard-Taoiseach":5obul1hy]I actually attended our Midnight Mass in our Parish. We had it at ten o'clock at night, and that was after a half-seven vigil. I was told by a neighbour that the Vigil was packed out, and the Vigil I went to was very very well attended. I'm a regular Mass-goer, and attendance was up about 200% on usual levels, which are quite healthy in themselves.

Midnight Mass is alive and well where I live!
GDP is falling, and people are praying a hell of a lot more?
Anyone else see a correlation?
Are GDP is falling? :shock2:
No it isn't gaelach, it expanded in the third quarter compared to the second quarter. The third quarter this year saw 4.1% more goods/services produced than last year. As I keep telling people, the boom goes on!
*phew*

I thought we were in a recession and nobody told me....[/quote:5obul1hy]

kerrynorth will probably tell you, or whenever we're "skirting" with one, whenever that'll be, 2020 probably.
 

cllr

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Thankfully Midnight Mass is still going strong in Donnybrook where I live and to which I have been going for about 37 years now.
 

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Does anyone know if there is a midnight mass on tonight anywhere in Dublin or is it dead as the thread says?
 
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