UPDATED: An Important Message about 2020 Christmas Mass Times

Per the instruction from the NSW Premier today Christmas Mass at St Francis of Assisi, Paddington & St Joseph, Edgecliff will be going ahead with the following caveats that you should be aware of: 

  • Archbishop Anthony Fisher has granted all the faithful a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday and on Christmas Day. This dispensation will remain in place until the 2m2 rule returns.
     
  • The following Mass Times are completely full. You cannot attend unless you have a booking and you cannot book for these Masses:
    St Francis Paddington, 5pm 24 December (Christmas Eve)
    St Joseph Edgecliff, 5pm 24 December (Christmas Eve)
    St Joseph Edgecliff, 6pm 24 December (Christmas Eve)
    St Joseph Edgecliff, 730pm 24 December (Christmas Eve)
    St Joseph Edgecliff, 730am 25 December (Christmas Day)
  • While other Mass times still have availability it is highly likely they will book to capacity. We recommend you check back on the website if you are intending to arrive at any of the other Mass times without a booking – the above list will be updated as other times reach capacity.

  • We understand there are many of our parishioners who have now had late changes to their Christmas plans. For this reason we will take bookings at the Parish Office tomorrow (Christmas Eve) between 10am and 2pm by phone only. We can only take bookings during this time so please call us by 2pm if you need a booking. 9331 4043.

  • Where we would have previously had the Choir we will now have a Cantor where available.

  • PLEASE wear a mask while you are attending Mass. This helps protect your community.

  • Please arrive a little earlier than the Mass is due to begin.
     
  • If you are in a high-risk group we strongly urge you to consider your own health when making the decision whether to attend Christmas Mass and Mass this coming weekend.
     
  • If you have a booking and make the decision to not attend Mass we ask you please contact the office to cancel your booking. This will assist us as we try to accommodate all those who have already booked while keeping in line with the new limitations. 

Thank you to everyone.

– Ruth Rawlinson, Parish Office

St Joseph, Edgecliff

12 Albert Street Edgecliff

Christmas Eve, Thursday, 24th December:
6pm    Vigil Mass – FULLY BOOKED
7:30pm    Vigil Mass
9pm    Vigil Mass

Christmas Day, Friday, 25th December:
7:30am    Christmas Day Mass
9am    Christmas Day Mass
11am    Christmas Day Mass

Saturday, 26th December:
No Vigil at St Joseph

Sunday, 27th December:
7:30am    Mass
9am    Mass
11am    Mass
5pm    Mass

St Francis, Paddington

457 Oxford Street, Paddington

Christmas Eve, Thursday, 24th December:
5pm    Vigil Mass
6:30pm    Vigil Mass
12am (Midnight)   Sung Mass

Christmas Day, Friday, 25th December:
8:30am    Christmas Day Mass
10am    Christmas Day Mass

Saturday, 26th December:
5:30pm    Vigil Mass

Sunday, 27th December:
8:30am    Mass
10am    Mass