Reflections by Father John with Christmas Mass Information

Reflections by Father John with Christmas Mass Information

My brothers and sisters in Christ,

Once every seven years or so Christmas will fall on a Monday, when that occurs it does create some confusion.  Because we celebrate a number of masses on Christmas Eve, which this year will fall on a Sunday confuses people, i.e. if I attend a Christmas Eve mass at 4pm then that also counts as my Sunday obligation.  It does not fulfill your Sunday obligation and if one were to do so would be a serious sin, we are invited by the Lord to celebrate each Sunday mass as well as Christmas.

Because of the very close proximity of the 4th Sunday of Advent with Christmas Eve we had to make adjustments in the Mass Schedules.  You should have received the schedule via mail, but we will post them here for your convenience and keep them up on the website and remind you again via email blast.

Saturday December 23rd Vigil Masses for Sunday:  Masses will be at 4:30pm as well 6pm

Sunday December 24th Sunday Masses will be at 8am and 10am only. There is no 6pm mass that counts for Sunday, see below Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve Masses will be at 4pm in the Church, 4pm in the Aquin Hall, 6pm in the Church, 8pm in the Church

Midnight Mass will be in the Church

Christmas Day Monday Dec. 25th Masses will be at 8am, 10am, and Noon

Feast of the Holy Family: Saturday Dec. 30th Mass as usual at 4:30pm

Feast of the Holy Family: Sunday Dec. 31st Masses are at 8am, 10am and 11:30am NO 6pm Mass

Solemnity of the Mother of God: Monday January 1st Masses are at 9am and 10:30am NO Evening Mass

Fr. Hughes will be celebrating the 4pm Christmas Eve Mass in the Church

Fr. John will be celebrating the 4pm Christmas Eve Mass in the Aquin

Fr. Alfred will be celebrating the 6pm and 8pm Masses on Christmas Eve

Fr. John is the main celebrant for the Midnight Mass

Fr. Alfred will celebrate the 8am Mass on Christmas Day

Fr. John will celebrate the 10am and Noon Masses on Christmas Day

If you have any questions please call the office.

 

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