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.