The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Mass on Saturday evening, 23rd of December at 4 p.m.
Masses on Sunday morning, 24th of December at 8 and 10 a.m., Noon, and
1:30 p.m. (in Spanish)
Christmas Eve at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Mass at Midnight
Christmas Day Masses
8 and 10 a.m. and Noon (in Spanish)
Last Weekend of December
Feast of the Holy Family
Mass on Saturday evening, 30th of December at 4 p.m.
Masses on Sunday, 31 December at 8 and 10 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m. (in Spanish) and 6 p.m.
Monday, 1st of January – Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
(Not a holy day of obligation this year)
Mass at 9 a.m. (recited – no music)
Mass at Noon (in Spanish)
• Are we obligated to attend Mass twice on Christmas weekend? Yes. One Mass fulfills the precept to assist at Mass on Sundays; the other Mass fulfills the obligation to assist at Mass on a holy day of obligation – Christmas.
• Can I attend Mass on Sunday evening and fulfill both obligations? No. The Masses are distinct: one is for the Fourth Sunday of Advent and the other begins the Christmas Season.
• Must I attend Mass on the 1st of January? While the first of January is the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and is usually a holy day of obligation, because the 1st falls on a Monday there is no obligation to attend Mass this year. We have moved the daily Mass to 9 a.m. on this day to assist those who would like to keep the feast day and begin the first day of the New Year with the celebration of Holy Mass – but gives them an extra hour to relax.