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    odie1kanobe odie1kanobe is online now

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    Is midnight mass on Christmas Eve dead ?

    Just wondering are there many places that do it or has it been done away with in favour of a pm vigil mass.
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    Re: Is miunight mass on Christmas Eve dead ?

    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe
    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 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by St Disibod
    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe
    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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    Ard-Taoiseach Ard-Taoiseach is offline

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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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    odie1kanobe odie1kanobe is online now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ard-Taoiseach
    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.
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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
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    Ard-Taoiseach Ard-Taoiseach is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronanr
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ard-Taoiseach
    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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