A warm welcome to parishioners, friends and to all who wish to navigate the website of St. John’s Parish.
The parish, situated in the heart of Waterford city, is home to a very active and vibrant faith community which seeks to be caring, participative and welcoming to all. The parish inherits a rich and fascinating history. We refer to a designated page on our web-site (parish history) which communicates some aspects of this great tradition.You will find details of parish pastoral groups, parish activities and up-coming events on our web pages. We welcome all comments and suggestions.
Join me in praying God’s blessing on all visitors to this parish web-site.
The first day of Advent heralds the beginning of the Catholic Church’s new year. Advent (from ‘ad-venire’ in Latin or “to come to”) is the Church season encompassing the four Sundays and weekdays leading up to the celebration of Christmas. Advent is a time of spiritual preparation for the Lord’s coming at Christmas. Advent also prepares us for the second coming of Christ at the end of time. We are delighted to be bringing you an online interactive Advent Calendar this year. It will go live on the First Sunday of Advent on 1st December 2019. You can click on the above link to get to the Calendar. Our online Advent Calendar will offer resources for the parish, school and the home which are available behind a virtual door each day during the season of Advent. Behind each door there will be content aimed at assisting you to pray and to reflect on how best we can keep Christ at the centre of our Christmas preparations during this special liturgical season. We hope you will be part of our journey through Advent this year.
Note: The virtual doors above cannot be opened ahead of their actual date. All content will go live in the early hours of each morning from 1 December 2019.
Schedule of Liturgies for Advent/Christmas 2019