Petition to Ease Restrictions on Public Worship

In response to the concerns of the bishops of Ireland regarding disproportionate restrictions on public worship, not seen in other member states of the European Union, please sign this petition which calls on the elected members of Dail Eireann to lobby the Taoiseach and the government to ease current restrictions on public worship particularly in relation to funerals, Sunday Mass, and the impending celebration of Easter.

Upcoming Feast Days

Sung Mass will be live-streamed on St Patrick’s Day, Wednesday 17th March, at 7:30pm from St John’s church. Also on the Feast of the Annunciation, Thursday 25th March, at 7:30pm. Watch on Facebook or on our YouTube channel. By subscribing to the channel, you will be alerted to upcoming Masses.

Live-streamed Masses on YouTube

To help us through these lockdown days, we have set up a YouTube channel where it will be possible to watch our live-streamed Masses. This is an option for those who do not use Facebook. To view the channel at any time, please click here. By subscribing to the channel, you will be alerted to upcoming Masses.

Schedule for Lockdown

Sunday Mass Livestream

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be broadcast live from St John’s Church, Waterford each Sunday at 1pm during the lockdown. To watch, click on the image below.

Adoration and Confession

St John’s Church will be open for private prayer each Sunday from 2:30pm-4:30pm, during which time confession will be available. There will be a holy hour of Eucharistic Adoration from 3pm-4pm each Sunday when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.

Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Midnight Mass in the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Barronstrand Street, Waterford.

Confessions available from 11:15pm
Please note the different location for this Mass.

Christmas Day1pm Mass in St Alphonsus Church in Barntown. 

Confessions available from 12:30pm

The Golden Mass of Ember Wednesday

7:30am on Wednesday 16th December in St John’s Church, Waterford 

On the Wednesday of Ember Week in Advent, in veneration of the coming Maternity of our Lady, there is celebrated in many places a Solemn Mass called the Golden Mass, which is offered just before the dawn.
Lit entirely by candlelight, it reminds us that we await breathlessly the spiritual dawn: the coming of the uncreated Light into the world through the birth of our beloved Saviour.