At 6.30am, whilst it was still dark this very special Mass – Rorate Mass – was conducted in
candlelight and presided over by Monsignor Kevin McGinnell at Holy Ghost Church
The Rorate Mass originated in the Middle Ages and is a Votive Mass in honour of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, during the season of Advent, to enable people to contemplate the Incarnation of Jesus. It
mission is to draw us into the mystery of the Annunciation. Held by candlelight – darkness into light.