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The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas): Mass at Midnight

First Reading: Is 9:1-6 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, as they rejoice before you as at the harvest, as people make …

#TBT: Christmas Eve 2012 at St. Jude Chapel

#Throwback Thursday or #TBT: Christmas Eve 2012: Father Jonathan celebrated Christmas Mass at 10 p.m. as usual. Angela was our cantor and Janelle was our reader. Tonight, the same Mass will be celebrated in honor of The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Vigil Mass

First Reading: Is 62:1-5 For Zion’s sake I will not be silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet, until her vindication shines forth like the dawn and her victory like a burning torch. Nations shall behold your vindication, and all the kings your glory; you shall be …

Blessing of a Christmas Manger or Nativity Scene

In its present form the custom of displaying figures depicting the birth of Jesus Christ owes its origin to St. Francis of Assisi, who made the Christmas crèche or manger for Christmas Eve of 1223. The blessing of the Christmas manger or nativity scene may take place on …

Christmas Season: December 24 – January 11

Christmas is one of the most important days of the Church year, second only to Easter itself. It is the feast of the incarnation, the feast of God becoming flesh (the Latin “in carne” means “enfleshment”). It is a uniquely Christian teaching, the Divine choosing to become one …

Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve: December 24, 2015 Chapel opens at 2 p.m. Masses at: 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Christmas Day: December 25, 2015 Chapel opens at 8 a.m. Masses at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.