Portlaoise Roman Catholic Parish Christmas Masses: Christmas Eve: Children’s Masses 4pm & 6.30pm; 9pm Midnight Mass, Mass in Scoil Bhríde, Knockmay 7pm.
Christmas Day: SS Peter & Paul’s 8.30am, 10am, 11.15am & 12.30pm; The Heath 9.30am; Ratheniska 10am.
St Stephen’s Day: Masses Portlaoise 12 noon & 1pm (Polish Mass). Saturday, December 27 Mass at 12 noon.
Penitential Services in the Parish Church on Tuesday, December 23 at 7.30pm.
Confessions: Tuesday, December 23 after 10am Mass to 12noon; Christmas Eve after 10am Mass to 1pm.
Church of Ireland Portlaoise Group of Parishes includes the Rock & Ballyfin.
Thursday, December 18 Ballyfin Ecumenical Carol Service in St Fintan’s Roman Catholic Church at 7.30pm.
Sunday December 21 Carol Service United Service with The Rock & Ballyfin at 10.45am with Yvonne Carter.
Wednesday, December 24 Midnight Service at 9pm. Dean Philip Knowles (also Donard 11.30pm).
Christmas Day ‘Joy to the World, the Lord has come.’ 9.30am The Rock; 10.45am Portlaoise; 12pm Ballyfin. Archdeacon John Murray.
Sunday December 28, St Peter’s Church Portlaoise, united service with The Rock & Ballyfin at 10.45am Gillian Purser.
Friday January 9 St Peter’s Portlaoise Institution of the Reverend Brian O’Rourke at 8pm
(Regular Sunday Services 9.30am Holy Trinity, The Rock; 10.45am St Peter’s, Portlaoise; 12 noon St John the Baptists, Ballyfin).