Christmas Mass Times:
|Christmas Eve||Sunday, December 24||5:00 pm (Carols begin at 4:30 pm)|
|7:15 pm (Carols begin at 7:00 pm)|
|11:30 pm – Midnight Mass
(Carols begin at 11:15 pm)
|Christmas Day||Monday, December 25||9:00 am|
|Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God||Sunday, December 31||5:00 pm|
|Monday, January 01||10:00 am|
Note: Registration for Mass is not required. Also, the evening Masses on Sunday (Dec. 24 & 31) do not fulfill the regular Sunday obligation.
The greatest solemnities (principal days in the calendar) are so great and joyful that one day is not enough to complete the celebration. At Easter and Christmas, we repeat the celebration for eight consecutive days in what is called an octave. The Christmas Octave ends in another solemnity that echoes the Nativity of the Lord.