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9 Things That Always Happen At Christmas Day Mass In Ireland

By kaylawalsh

December 20, 2017 at 3:39pm


Christmas Day Mass is a special event. 

Everyone from the town is there, dressed to impress, and ready to gossip. 

Here are 9 things that happen every time...

1. The style is on point

Everyone is excited to show off their fancy Christmas outfits, and going up for communion is like taking part in a fashion show. 

2. Some people are still drunk from the night before 

You can always tell which members of the congregation had a few too many Christmas Eve beverages. 

3. The amateur mass-goers stick out like a sore thumb

They don't know any of the prayers and blatantly copy everyone else when it's time to stand up or kneel down. 

Don't think we don't see you. 

4. It's absolutely jammers

Get there early or you'll be standing at the back like a pleb. 

5. Several children are bawling 

It's pretty much a given that if you have a baby with you, they will start crying during the mass. 

Some churches now even have a separate room where you can watch the proceedings on a screen if you have young kids. 

6. The choir are often non-believers 

Half the time the choir at Christmas mass are local atheists who happen to be able to sing and have been roped into performing by their parents, ex-teachers or priests. 

7. The claws are out

Christmas mass is an ideal opportunity for the local community to take note of who is looking well, and who isn't. 

Cue lots of gossiping outside when it's over, and waiting for what seems like hours while your parents catch up with everyone they've ever met. 

8. You keep a sharp eye out for your home town crush 

Is that the back of his mam's head I see? Is he beside her?! 

Endless entertainment.

9. And you can't stop thinking about dinner 

The sooner mass is over, the sooner you can go home to your sweet, sweet roast potatoes. 

Go in peace. 

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