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Catholic Activity: Christmas Eve Midnight Mass


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This pamphlet was written before people received communion more frequently. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day need to have the central focus on the Mass. There are 4 different sets of readings for Christmas: the Vigil Mass, Midnight Mass, Mass at Dawn and Mass During the Day. It is a great opportunity for family members to perhaps attend two masses, one on Christmas Eve, the other on Christmas Day. Make sure the family visits the Nativity scene at church.


Christmas day should start with Midnight Mass or at least an early Mass and Communion. This is the official coming of the Christ Child for which we have been waiting all during the Advent period. Show the children the Infant Jesus in the Nativity scene in church and remind them that, although the infant in the crib is only a statue, Jesus is really present up on the altar (and in their hearts).

Activity Source: How to Make Your House a Home by Rev. Bernard Stokes, O.F.M., Family Life Bureau, Washington D.C., 1955

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