Christmas Mass Times

Merry Christmas everyone!

This year the Christmas Mass times for the Avon Valley are:

  • Friday (Christmas Eve) (24 Dec)

    • 5pm - Northam

    • 5pm - Wongan Hills

    • 5pm - Toodyay

    • 6pm - Goomalling

    • 6pm - Brookton

    • 6:30pm - Jennacubine

    • 6:45pm - Kalannie

    • 8pm - Dalwallinu

    • 9pm - Northam

    • 9:30pm - York

  • Saturday (Christmas Day) (25 Dec)

    • 8am - Northam​

    • 8am - Beverely

    • 9am - Bolgart

    • 9:30am - Baker's Hill

    • 9:30am - York

    • 10am - Cunderdin​​

  • Sunday (Sunday Mass) (26 Dec)

    • 8am - Northam​

    • 9:30am - Wundowie

Please note:

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Archbishop continues to dispense the faithful of their obligation to attend the Eucharist on Sundays and Holy Days (including Christmas) in 2021.

For clarification, please read: Holy Days of Obligation

If you feel unwell, or simply are concerned about gathering in a large crowd, know, because the dispensation: that it is not sinful for you to be away from the Eucharist and gathering with your brothers and sisters to worship God.

Although the ordinary and principle way of keeping the Lord's Day Holy (the 3rd of the 10 Commandments) is to gather for the Eucharist on Sunday, iyou choose not to gather for the Eucharist over concerns regarding the pandemic, please be intentional and thoughtful about how you plan to keep the Lord's day Holy. For instance, you may like to gather with those you live with and read the scriptures and the Catechism, or pray the Rosary together (Joyful mysteries for Christmas, or Glorious mysteries for Sunday), or sing inspired hymns.

As for those of us who are young and healthy, despite the real risks associated with COVID-19, let us remain fearful of God and not treat him like a fool:

The parable about a great banquet

When one of the guests sitting at the table heard this, he said to Jesus, “How happy are those who will sit down at the feast in the Kingdom of God!”

Jesus said to him, “There was once a man who was giving a great feast to which he invited many people. When it was time for the feast, he sent his servant to tell his guests, ‘Come, everything is ready!’ But they all began, one after another, to make excuses. The first one told the servant, ‘I have bought a field and must go and look at it; please accept my apologies.’ Another one said, ‘I have bought five pairs of oxen to till the land and am on my way to try them out; please accept my apologies.’ Another one said, ‘I have just gotten married, and for that reason I cannot come.’ The servant went back and told all this to his master. The master was furious and said to his servant, ‘Hurry out to the streets and alleys of the town, and bring back the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’ Soon the servant said, ‘Your order has been carried out, sir, but there is room for more.’ So the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the country roads and lanes and make people come in, so that my house will be full. I tell you all, none of those whom I invited first will eat with me.’”

Finally, during the lead up to Christmas (Advent), please make an effort to personally prepare well for Christmas. During Advent, the Church particularly encourages everyone to go to Confession and receive absolution