Christmastide-See Mass Schedule

Dec 17, 2021 | Liturgical Year

Christmastide-See Mass Schedule

Dec 17, 2021 | Liturgical Year

Come Celebrate the Birth of Christ! Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas Season & a Blessed new year. 

Friday, December 24

Christmas Vigil Mass Times

  • 4:30 pm (Carol Service)
  • 5:00 pm Mass
  • 11:30 pm (Carol Service)

Saturday, December 25:

Christmas Day Mass Times:

  • 12:00 am Midnight Mass
  • 8:00 am
  • 11:00 am

Christmas Continues After December 25

Leave up those decorations and continue to rejoice! As we all know, Christmas doesn’t end on December 25, but is only the beginning, as we celebrate Christ’s coming into the world!

From the USCCB Website:
‘The liturgical season of Christmas begins with the vigil Masses on Christmas Eve and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. During this season, we celebrate the birth of Christ into our world and into our hearts, and reflect on the gift of salvation that is born with him…including the fact that he was born to die for us.’

The Christmas season is filled with feasts and constant celebration:

Sunday, December 26 The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, & Joseph

Look to the Holy Family for inspiration and support as we
try to let God make our families holy in a world so different
from Nazareth.

Mass Times:

8AM  | 11AM  | 5PM
*There will be no 5pm vigil on Saturday


December 27 – Feast of Saint John the Apostle

John and his brother, James, were Galilean fishermen, called the “sons of thunder,” and were chosen to be among the Twelve Apostles. John and his community of followers are credited with writing the fourth Gospel.


December 28 – Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs

Today, as we remember the Holy Innocents put to death by King Herod, pray a rosary for life and meditate on the glorious mysteries. Take time to visit our shrine in the church and light a candle for the Holy Innocents & all the children who have left this world too soon. Pray for greater respect for all life from conception until natural death.


December 29 – Saint Thomas Becket

On the fifth day in the Octave of Christmas, read about St. Thomas Becket, once a royal chancellor of England. He was slain in his own cathedral for defending the Church from interference by King Henry II.

Saturday, January 1
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Ever since December 25, we have been celebrating Christ’s birth.
On the last day of His octave, we honor His Mother.
There is much to contemplate on this day – it’s the day of Christ’s naming,
it’s a day to pray for peace and it’s the start of a new year of grace.*

*Adapted from The Advent, Christmas, Epiphany Journey by Msgr. Vincent Haut

Sunday, January 2
Epiphany

The Epiphany marks the arrival of visitors,
identified in Scripture as magi, to the place where
Jesus was born. 

 


January 4 – Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious

Today we remember  Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first person born in America to be canonized as a saint.  She married, raised five children, was widowed, converted to Catholicism and started a religious order, the Sisters of Charity.


January 5 – Memorial of St. John Neumann

Today we remember John Neumann who helped expand Catholic education in the United States in the 1800s. In addition to promoting education, St. John Neumann was also known for his work with migrants and refugees.


 January 6 – Memorial of Saint André Bessette

Take time to research the life of St.  Brother Andre Bessette today. What journeys do you hope to take in this New Year? What will your spiritual journey look like before next January?

 

Sunday, January 9 –
Baptism of the Lord

Today is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, when through the descent of a dove, God made manifest that Jesus was his beloved Son, sent for the salvation of the world.

The origin and foundation of Christian Baptism is Jesus. Before starting his public ministry, Jesus submitted himself to the baptism given by John the Baptist. The waters did not purify him, he cleansed the waters.”
(United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, 184)