Christmas at St. Catharine

Mass times for the Nativity of the Lord and the Christmas Season

Christmas at St. Catharine

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means "God is with us."

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. It is a uniquely Christian teaching, the Divine choosing to become one of us.

Every Mass is like Christmas where the bread and wine are transformed into His Body and Blood, and, in a sense, He is born anew on the altar, just as He was born in Bethlehem (Hebrew for house of bread).

Mass Schedule

Christmas Day, December 25th falls on a Monday this year, which means that Masses on Sunday, December 24th present the special situation of being two different feasts: the Fourth Sunday of Advent and the Vigil of Christmas. Both feasts remain obligatory.

While there are many different Mass times available, it’s not possible to fulfill them both with one (1) single Mass. Two obligations means two Masses. To read a longer article on how to carry out our Christian duty to worship God on the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas please click here.

Please carefully read the schedule below.

4th Sunday of Advent

Sunday, December 24th

  • 8:30am (4th Sunday of Advent)
  • 11:00am (4th Sunday of Advent)

Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24th

  • 4:00pm (Christmas Eve)
  • 6:30pm (Christmas Eve)
  • 10:00pm (Christmas Eve)

Christmas Day

Monday, December 25th

11:00am (Christmas Day)

Simulcast and Live-Stream

In order to accommodate as many of the faithful as possible each Mass on Christmas Eve will be simulcast in the Parish Center, and live-streamed on our YouTube page.

Please Note: Holy Mass is Live-streamed for our parishioners who are Homebound, Sick & Vulnerable, Nursing Facility residents, and for Caretakers to the seriously ill.

It is meant to allow parishioners otherwise physically impeded from doing so to join St. Catharine in worship.

It does NOT fulfill the Lord's Day Obligation for those who can safely attend in person at an actual Mass.

Christmas Season

Feast of the Holy Family

Sunday, December 31st

  • 8:30am
  • 11:00am
  • 5:00pm

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Monday, January 1st

  • 11:00am

*Not a Holy Day of Obligation

The Epiphany of the Lord

Sunday, January 7th

  • 8:30am
  • 11:00am
  • 5:00pm