So our Mass goes back, without essential change, to the age when it first developed out of the oldest liturgy of all. It is still redolent of that liturgy, of the days when Cæsar ruled the world and thought he could stamp out the faith of Christ, when our fathers met together before dawn and sang a hymn to Christ as to a God. The final result of our enquiry is that, in spite of unsolved problems, in spite of later changes, there is not in Christendom another rite so venerable as ours. ~Fortescue
for the Solemnity of Christmas – Holy Day of Obligation
Monday, December 24 – Christmas
12 Midnight (Solemn High Tridentine
The Midnight Mass will be preceded by
Exposition & Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament beginning at 10:00PM
with the singing of Christmas Carols at 11:00PM and Benediction at 11:30PM.
Midnight Mass will begin with the Procession to the manger and Blessing of the
crib at 11:45PM.
Tuesday, December 25 –
1:30AM - (Low Tridentine Latin Mass at Dawn)
9AM - (Low Tridentine Latin Mass)
10:30AM - (High Tridentine Latin Mass followed by Benediction of
the Most Blessed Sacrament)
FESTIVE RECEPTIONS – There will
be TWO festive receptions in the
Parish Hall: one immediately
following the Christmas midnight Mass and another
one immediately after the 10:30am Mass on Christmas Day.
Parishioners who would like to help with the
receptions should speak to Maria Ignacio
(cell phone: 646-371-2582).