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Christmas

 

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel." - Matthew 1:23

The liturgical season of Christmas begins with the vigil Masses on Christmas Eve and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which this season is January 9, 2022.  Christmas is one of the most important days of the Church year, second only to Easter itself. During the Christmas season, we celebrate the birth of Christ. It is the feast of the Incarnation, the feast of God becoming flesh. The Christmas season is a time to reflect on the gift of salvation that is born with him, including the fact that Christ was born to die for us.

Resources

Bishop Deeley's Christmas Message 2020

Christmas Mass Times

Christmas Calendar (English & Spanish)

Christmas Infancy Narrative - Luke 2:1-20

Christmas Prayer - Catholic Relief Services

Christmas Resources for Parishes

Christmas Resources from Bishop Robert Barron

Christmas Tree Blessing

Christmas Tree Blessing - Loyola Press

Echoing God's Word - Christmas Season

Epiphany Home or Household Blessing

Epiphany Home Blessing with Chalk

Infancy Narrative - Matthew 1:18-25

Lectio Divina - Christmas - English

Lectio Divina - Christmas - Spanish

Lectio Divina - Epiphany - Spanish

Lectio Divina - Holy Family - English

 

Lectio Divina - Holy Family - Spanish

Lectio Divina - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - English

Lectio Divina - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - Spanish

Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi Message - 2020

Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi Message - 2019

Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi Message - 2018

Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi Message - 2017

Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi Message - 2016

Prayer for Peace in our Community

Prayer for Peace in our Community (Spanish)

Prayer for the New Year

Readings for the Nativity of Our Lord

Saint Basil the Great & St. Gregory Nazianzen

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Saint Stephen

Seven Ways to Evangelize Those We Love

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God