Christmas Mass Online

Christmas Masses (Online) 2020

Christmas 2020 will be a very different Christmas for everyone. Families and parishes across the diocese will not be able to celebrate in the normal way. The season of Christmas is a season of celebration, but this year it is essential that we celebrate safely.

The Obligation to attend Mass in person this Christmas has been suspended.

Normally at Christmas time large numbers of people wish to attend Mass. This year, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our churches simply cannot accommodate such crowds if we are to ensure the health and safety of all and conform to Public Health Agency guidance and NI Executive legislation. Having carried out full risk assessments, some parishes will be able to accommodate some public Masses with restricted numbers following social distancing measures and places booked in advance. It is, however, likely that most parishioners and families will celebrate Christmas Mass at home, joining their local parish via online streaming services such as webcam. 

To facilitate this celebration of ‘Christmas at Home’, a number of resources are available including a ‘Christmas Prayer Service‘ that could be used by families joining online.

Most parishes in the Diocese of Down and Connor will be streaming their Christmas Masses online and the table below will outline times of these online Christmas Eve and Christmas Day broadcasts.

Virtual Children’s Liturgy for Christmas (CAFOD)

Prayers and downloadable resources have been prepared for families who aren’t able to attend church in person at the moment. CAFOD are offering a special pre-recorded Christmas children’s liturgy which will premiere at 3pm on Christmas Eve (Recording available afterwards).

Children’s Liturgy Resources for 25 December:


Parish Webcam/Streaming Link 24th December 25th December
City Parishes
St Peter’s Cathedral Webcam 7pm, 9pm 7.30am, 9am, 11am
Carrickfergus YouTube Channel 7pm 10.30am
Christ the Redeemer (Lagmore) Webcam (Pastoral Community) 7pm 11am
Clonard Monastery Webcam 6pm, 9pm 7am, 9.30am, 11am
Corpus Christi Webcam 6pm, 8pm 8am, 12noon
Derriaghy Webcam 7pm 11am
Drumbo & Carryduff Webcam 7pm, 9pm 9am, 10.30am
Greencastle (Loughshore Parishes) Webcam 7.30pm  

St Joseph’s Webcam

St Peter’s Webcam (The Rock)

5pm, 6.30pm




Holy Cross (Ardoyne) Webcam 7pm 10am
Holy Family

Holy Family Parish Webcam

St Therese Church Webcam

7pm, 9pm (Holy Family and St Therese)

10am, 12noon (Holy Family and St Therese)
Holy Rosary Webcam 9pm 9am, 10.30am
Holy Trinity Not Streamed Not Streamed Not Streamed
Nativity Webcam (Pastoral Community) 7pm 11am
Our Lady, Queen of Peace Webcam (Pastoral Community) 7pm 11am
Sacred Heart YouTube Channel 6pm 9.30am
St Agnes’ Facebook Link 6pm  
St Anne’s YouTube Channel 7pm 11am
St Anthony’s Facebook Link 7pm, 9pm, Midnight 9am, 11am, 7pm
St Bernadette’s Webcam 7pm 11am
St Brigid’s YouTube Channel 9pm 9.30am, 12noon
St Colmcille’s Webcam  
Facebook Link
7pm 10am
St Gerard’s Webcam 6pm 9.30am
St James’s (Whiteabbey-Loughshore Parishes) Webcam 7.30pm  
St John’s YouTube Channel 6pm 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm
St Luke’s, Twinbrook Webcam (Pastoral Community) 7pm 11am
St Malachy’s Webcam 8pm 10.30am
St Mary’s (Chapel Lane) Webcam 6pm 10am, 11.30am
St Mary’s on the Hill, Glengormley Webcam 6pm, 9pm 9am, 11am
St Matthew’s Webcam 7pm 11am
St Michael the Archangel Webcam 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm 9am, 11am
St Oliver Plunkett’s Webcam 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm 11am
St Patrick’s Facebook Link 7pm 11am
St Paul’s Webcam
Facebook Link
6pm, 8pm 8am, 9.30am, 11am, 12.30pm
St Teresa of Avila Webcam 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm 8am, 10am
St Vincent DePaul Ligoniel Webcam 6pm, 9pm 10.30am
Whitehouse (Loughshore Parishes) Webcam 7.30pm  
Country Parishes
Aghagallon & Ballinderry Webcam 7pm 9am, 11am
Ahoghill Not Streamed Not Streamed Not Streamed
Antrim Facebook Link 6pm, 8pm 10am, 12noon
Armoy Not Streamed Not Streamed Not Streamed
Ballintoy Not Streamed Not Streamed Not Streamed
Ballycastle Webcam 2pm, 9pm 8am, 10am
Ballyclare and Ballygowan Webcam 6pm, 8pm 11am
Ballygalget Webcam 6.30pm, 9pm 9.30am
Ballymena Facebook Link 7.30pm 8.30am, 10am
Ballymoney & Derrykeighan YouTube Channel Midnight 8am, 10am
Bangor Podcasts Not Streamed Not Streamed
Carnlough & Glenarm Facebook Link 5pm, 7pm, 10pm 11am
Castlewellan Webcam 5.30pm 8am, 9.30am
Coleraine Webcam 7pm 10am
Crossgar Webcam 3pm, 8pm 9.30am, 11am
Culfeightrin Not Streamed Not Streamed Not Streamed
Cushendall Facebook Link 6pm 10am


Facebook Link

6pm 10am
Downpatrick Webcam  
Facebook Link
5pm, 7.30pm, 9.30pm, Midnight 9am, 12noon
Drumaroad & Clanvaraghen Facebook Link 6.30pm 10am
Dundrum and Tyrella Webcam 9pm 11am
Duneane Webcam 8pm  
Dunloy and Cloughmills Facebook Link 6pm. 8pm 9am, 10.30am

Dunsford and Ardglass


7pm (Dunsford)

9pm (Ardglass)

10am (Dunsford)

11.30am (Ardglass)

Glenariffe Webcam 9pm 10am
Glenavy & Killead Facebook Link 6pm  
Glenravel Facebook Link    
Holywood Webcam 9pm 10am, 12noon


Killough (Bright) Not Streamed Not Streamed Not Streamed
Killyleagh Webcam 3pm, 8pm 9.30am, 11am
Kircubbin (Ardkeen) Facebook Link 5pm, 9pm 10am
Larne Webcam 9pm 10am
Lisburn Webcam 9pm 9am, 11am
Loughguile Webcam 6pm, 8pm 8.30am, 10am
Loughinisland Webcam 9pm 11am
Lower Mourne Webcam 6pm, 8pm 9.30am, 11am
Newcastle Webcam 5pm, 7pm 9am, 11am
Newtownards and Comber

St Patrick’s Webcam (N’Ards)

Our Lady’s Webcam (Comber)

6.30pm, Midnight (St Pats)

10pm (Our Lady’s)

10am (St Pats)



St Patrick’s Webcam

St Cooey’s Webcam

6.30pm, 9pm (St Pats)


8.30am, 10am (St Pats)


Portglenone Webcam 6pm, 8pm 9.30am, 11.30am
Portrush & Bushmills Webcam 6pm, 9pm 9am, 12noon
Portstewart Webcam 5pm, 7pm 10am, 12noon
Randalstown Webcam 6pm, 8pm, 10pm 9am, 11am
Rasharkin Webcam 6.30pm, 9pm 9am, 11am
Saintfield & Carrickmannon Facebook Link 9pm 9am, 11am
Saul & Ballee Webcam 8pm 9.30am
Strangford Webcam 7pm 10am
Upper Mourne (Kilkeel) Webcam 7.30pm 11.30am