Mass on Christmas eve is crowded. What a great problem to have, right?
We have a solution.
The Church of Saint Mary is offering four Masses to observe the Birth of the Lord:
- 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 24 in the church with the Christmas Family Choir
- 5:15 p.m. Sunday, December 24 in the gym with the Sunday evening worship team
- 10:00 p.m. Sunday, December 24 in the church – with a 9:30 p.m. Prelude of Carols with choir and orchestra
- 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 25 in the church with the choir
What happens when Christmas is on a Monday?
December 25 and January 1 both fall on Mondays this year. It raises questions about which Masses we are obliged to attend. We will attend Mass two times between December 23 and 25 this year.
When am I obliged to attend Mass?
- As Catholics, we are obliged to attend Mass on the Fourth Sunday of Advent.
- We are obliged to attend Mass on Christmas eve or Christmas Day.
- We are obliged to attend Sunday Mass on the weekend of December 30 and 31.
- We are not obliged to attend Mass on January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, because it falls on a Monday.