25. The Parish Celebrates Christmas ~ 2016

As St. Joseph’s Church, Ballycran is still closed because of the renovation work, all the Christmas Masses were again celebrated in St. Mary Star of the Sea, Nunsquarter. The 6.30pm Family Mass on Christmas Eve was packed to capacity and at the opening of the Mass Fr Neeson assisted by Fr John Clarke blessed the crib.

Following a short homily given by Fr Clarke and aimed particularly at the children present, the large group of children from the Children’s Liturgy performed their traditional Nativity presentation and concluded this with Happy Birthday!

There were large attendances at all the Masses and the Church was once again suitably decorated to celebrate the Christmas season.

As the Christmas Season drew to a close, the Wise Men were added to the crib for the Feast of The Epiphany on 6th January.