Christmas Mass Times

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Click a parish name to display Christmas Mass Times and contact information

Phone 6626 0200.

Christmas Eve
Cathedral- 5.30pm, 7.30pm and Midnight.
Carmelite Monastery- 9.00pm

Christmas Day
Cathedral – 9.00am and 11.00am
Carmelite Monastery – 7.00am


Please call the Parish Office on 66260200 for Cathedral Masses,
Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 4.00pm to register your name.

(Parishioners are being encouraged to have fold up chairs in their cars on the chance that we may exceed our 300 parishioner capacity inside the Cathedral and may have to use the grounds outside.)

For Monastery Masses please call 66241240.

Alstonville – Wardell
Phone 6628 3047

ALL MASSES BOOKED OUT except Christmas Eve -Alstonville 6.00pm

Due to the forecast of wet weather until Tuesday 22 December, the Christmas Eve Mass at 6.00pm will be held in the church, not outdoors as planned. Extra seating will be available in McCarthy Hall with a video link from the church for the Mass to be viewed. A choir will be singing carols, but there is to be no singing from the congregation.

Seating arrangements in McCarthy Hall
The chairs will be arranged so that the physical distancing rules apply. Families are invited to move their chairs together if desired. Please ensure that you remain at least one arm’s length away from people from other households.

Seating arrangements in the Churches
Following the easing of the restrictions the following seating arrangements will apply:

  • 3 single persons per pew (except for the front pews at Alstonville which will take 2 single persons per pew).
  • Family members may sit together, even if more than 3 people
  • Families/people must sit at least one arm’s length away from people from other households
5.30 pm -St Francis Xavier Church, Ballina
6.oo pm- Xavier Catholic College, Magis Hall,
2 Redford Drive,Skennars Head with Children’s Liturgy
7.30 pm -St Francis Xavier Church,Ballina
8.oo pm -Holy Family Church,Lennox Head

7.30 am -Holy Family Church,Lennox Head
9.00 am -St Francis Xavier Church,Ballina
11.00 am-St Francis Xavier Church,Ballina.

Registrations are now being taken – phone the Parish Administration Office on 6681 1048 or
email: for your preferred Mass.


  • Ensure you register prior to attending any Mass by ringing the parish office 6681 1048.
  • Your name is marked off our daily list before entering the Church.
  • QR check-in is also available (Service NSW and Guest Track codes)
  • Use hand sanitiser provided at entrance and exit doors.
  • Sit on crosses <X> allocated in the pews to comply with the required social
    distancing rules of 2 square metres (families can sit together).
  • Singing within the body of our Churches is not permitted and endorsed by our Bishop.
  • 5 x weekend Masses and 4 x weekday Masses are celebrated each week in ourparish.

Our churches are open for private prayer Monday to Friday, please sign the sheet provided when visiting or use the QR code.
You are very welcome to our places of worship. Thank you.

Phone 6655 1448
Phone 6685 6260.

St Finbarr’s
50 Tennyson St (Cnr Ruskin St)
Christmas Eve 8pm
Christmas Day 7.30am

St Kevin’s
Deacon Street

Christmas Eve 5.30pm
Christmas Day 9.30am

COVID Restrictions are being adhered to in both Churches. Social distancing is required and monitored.

QR codes and sign on sheets are at the entrance to each Church.

Camden Haven
Phone 6559 8354.

Thursday 24th December
Vigil 5.00pm and 6.30pm St Peter the Fisherman Church, Laurieton
8.00pm St John the Evangelist Church, Kendall

Friday 25th December
8.30am St Peter the Fisherman Church, Laurieton

Phone 6662 1025.

Christmas Eve 7pm and 9.30pm
Christmas Day 7am and 9am –

Christmas Day 9.00am

COVID 19 requirements
Register at the church upon entry using QR code or via paper register. Volunteers will be available to provide assistance with registration, as well as guiding you to your seat.
It is recommended that everyone attending mass should wear a mask.

Clarence Valley
Phone 6643 9017.

Christmas Eve:
6pm Mass at St Mary’s Church, Grafton
7pm Mass at St Patrick’s Church, South Grafton

Christmas Day
8am Mass at St Mary’s Church, Grafton
8am Mass at Mary Immaculate Church, Cowper
9.30am Mass at St Patrick’s Church, South Grafton

No bookings required.

Coffs Harbour
Phone 6651 0000.

Christmas Vigil Masses
Thursday 24 December
St Augustine’s Church, Coffs Harbour
5pm, 6:30pm, 8pm, 11pm

St Francis Xavier Church, Woolgoolga
5:30pm, 7pm

St Therese’s Church, Coramba
5:30pm, 7pm

Christmas Day Masses

Friday 25 December
St Augustine’s Church, Coffs Harbour
7:30am, 9am

St Francis Xavier Church, Woolgoolga
8am, 9:30am

St Therese’s Church, Coramba

Phone 6683 2051
Phone 6674 1284

Christmas Mass Times—St. Anthony’s, Kingscliff:
Christmas Eve Vigils Thursday 24th December 5:30pm and 7:00pm
Christmas Day Friday 25th December 9:00am

Christmas Mass Times—Sts Mary and Ambrose, Pottsville:
Christmas Eve Vigil Thursday 24th December 6:00pm
Christmas Day Friday 25th December 7:30am

We have limited spaces available due to a restrictions on numbers so bookings are essential. Hand sanitising on arrival and maintaining social distancing before, during and after Mass is essential.

Information on how to book is available on the parish website:

Phone 6632 1074.

24th Dec – Vigil Mass 6pm Kyogle
25th Dec – 8am Woodenbong
10am Kyogle

Phone 6645 1188 or visit We are requiring pre-booking for Christmas Masses because of the extra number, so directing everyone to the parish office.
Macleay Valley
Phone 6562 5182 Bookings essential

9.30am Our Lady Star of the Sea, South West Rocks Church
4.30pm St Joseph’s School Hall, Kempsey
6.00pm St Joseph’s School Hall, Kempsey (Children’s Mass)
Midnight All Saints, Kempsey Church

7.30am Our Lady Star of the Sea, South West Rocks Church
9.30am St Joseph’s School Hall, Kempsey

Phone 6684 2106.

Christmas Vigil
5.30pm St John’s Church, Mullumbimby
7.30pm St John’s Church, Mullumbimby

Christmas Day
8am St John’s Church, Mullumbimby
Limited numbers. Bookings for Christmas Masses: 6684 2106

Due to COVID restrictions, there will be no Christmas Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Brunswick Heads.

Phone 6672 1118
Nambucca Valley
Phone 6568 6642.

25th December:
8:00 AM St Patrick Church, Macksville
9:30 AM Corpus Christi Church, Bowraville
11:00 AM Christ the King, Taylors Arm

Due to COVID-19 rules, BOOKING IS A MUST. Please call Parish office at 0265681107 as early as possible.

Port Macquarie
Phone 6583 1024.

Christmas Mass times are now available.
Bookings are essential for ALL services.

You can book online via the website:
Or call the Presbytery Office on 6583 1024
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.
Mass bookings for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will close at
11.00am on 24 December

Call 6658 3544 to make a booking. Office open Monday to Friday 9am-3pm.

Thursday, 17th December
Christmas reconciliation
5:30pm (after the 5pm Mass)

Thursday, 24th December
Call 6658 3544 to make a booking.
office open Monday to Friday 9am-3pm.

Christmas eve family ‘dress up’ masses
4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm

Bookings essential.

Thursday, 24th December
midnight mass
11:55pm (for 12:00 midnight)

Bookings essential.

Friday, 25th December
Christmas day masses
7:30am & 9:00am

Bookings essential.

South Lismore
Phone 6621 5521
Tweed Heads
Phone: 07 55367522

Christmas Eve @ 5pm (family mass) @ 6.30pm
@ 8 pm and @ midnight
Christmas Day @ 7 am and @ 8.30 am


Phone 6585 1464.

24th Dec 6.00pm
25th Dec 7.30am and 9.00am

Booking is required by calling or emailing the Parish Office