Celebrate Christmas

Christmas and New Year's Day Mass Times, plus Children's Christmas Play

NativityChristmas is a holy time – a time with deep layers of meaning. … If you take Christmas to heart and get past the anxieties arising from arranging for gifts and parties, you will rediscover yourself every year at this time and experience a birth in yourself, just like the one so beautifully described in the Gospel stories. It will be a celebration of both the birth of Jesus and the birth of your own soul. – Read the full message at Franciscan Media: The True Spirit of Christmas.

A time for caroling, prayer and worship

St. Thomas Aquinas wrote that to sing is to pray twice. To gain a little more insight about the carols we sing (beginning at 11:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve) you may want to read this message about Christmas carols – "Catholic belief in song".

We hope you will join us in celebrating the spirit and meaning of this season at our Christmas season liturgies. We also hope you can make time to attend our children's Christmas season play, Angel Talk (It had been postponed due to mid-December's wintry weather.) This production is open to all; please make time to attend and celebrate our youth's creative expression. 

Monday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve

5 p.m.               Family Mass
11:30 p.m.        Christmas Caroling
12:00 a.m.        Midnight Mass

Tuesday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day

10:00 a.m.        Christmas Day Mass

Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 26-28

8 a.m.               Communion Service with Deacon Phil

Saturday, Dec. 29

4:15 p.m.          Sacrament of Reconciliation: prepare for the new year
5 p.m.               Vigil Mass

Sunday, Dec. 30

10 a.m.             Sunday Mass

Tuesday, Jan. 1

10 a.m.             Daily Mass

Sunday, Jan. 6: Epiphany

10 a.m.             Mass
11:30 a.m.        Holy Cross Children's Christmas Play: Angel Talk, a retelling of the Christmas Story

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