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Planning and Preparing for Christmas Masses

Sadly, we all experienced not being able to attend Mass during the Easter Triduum and on Easter Sunday.  As painful as that was, we realize it is inconceivable for many to think about Christmas without going to Mass. Attending Mass on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day is what we do as Catholics. 

Know that the Cathedral clergy and parish staff are planning and preparing to serve your needs during these challenging times.  We take a moment to thank you in advance for your kindness, charity, consideration, patience, prayers and understanding.       We know that there will be some parishioners who will not be able to leave their home.  For these people, we will make all of our Christmas Masses available live on both the parish website and on Facebook.  For those parishioners who are able and planning to attend Mass on Christmas, it is unavoidable to think about Christmas Mass without large assemblies filling the pews.  Dealing with reality and facing a multitude of challenges, we need to ensure that Masses are available to as many people as possible while simultaneously following safety precautions, protocols and guidelines.  We at the Cathedral Parish hope to provide Christmas Mass for as many parishioners as possible.  Masses in the Cathedral will be celebrated on Christmas Eve at 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and Midnight.  Christmas Day Masses will be celebrated at 7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Given safety guidelines, we need to limit the number of people at each Mass to approximately 200.  With fewer individuals planning on traveling, limiting various family visits and coupled with many parishioners choosing to stay home and watch Mass on Facebook or the website, overcrowding at Mass may not be a problem.  However, it is extremely hard to predict and we can't take a chance.  While individual parish communities are coming up with their own plans to prepare for Christmas Masses, at the Cathedral we think it would be helpful if we knew from those of you who are planning on attending one of the Christmas Masses.                           

We will not be keeping names or contact information, nor will individuals be making a seat reservation.  By communicating with us, we hope that we may have the opportunity to be able to direct people to other Mass times in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  Should numbers demand, there is a possibility that we may add another Mass on Christmas Eve.  We won't know if we need to move in this direction unless you communicate with us. 

So, please take a moment to help us by calling (603 622-6404) or emailing (office@stjosephcathedralnh.org) the office and letting us know what Mass you plan on attending and how many people will be attending with you.  We will do whatever we can to help parishioners attend Mass at Christmas and thank you again for your understanding and patience as we navigate these challenging times.      

St. Joseph, Pray for us.

Fr. Jason Jalbert

Rector and Pastor

 

 



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Bishop Peter A. Libasci, D.D.
Tenth Bishop of Manchester

Bishop Libasci recorded a video message to the faithful regarding the wearing of masks in public places, especially at Mass. It can be viewed on the diocesan YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/-AqNaM46veA

 

Mass Times:

Saturday (Vigil): 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 6:00 PM 

Monday-Friday: 7:00AM  Saturday: 8:00 AM

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Confession Times:

Monday-Saturday 7:30-8:00 AM 
Saturday 2:30-3:30 PM

Confessions are held in the bell tower corner of the Cathedral. Enter using the Lowell St. door.

Adoration Times:

Wednesday: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM 
Saturday: 8:30-9:30 AM        First Friday: 8:00 - 9:00 AM

 

Are you traveling and want to make sure you can attend Mass while away from home? Here are two websites where you can look up Mass times.

www.catholicmasstime.org

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