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).

Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24th

4:00pm - Holy Mass

Doors will open at 3:00pm

6:30pm - Holy Mass

12:00am Midnight - Holy Mass

Carols at 11:30pm

Simulcast and Live-Stream

  • In order to accommodate as many of the faithful as possible, 4:00pm and 6:30pm Mass will also be simulcast in the Parish Center and live-streamed on our YouTube and Facebook pages.

Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25th

11:00am - Holy Mass

*There is no 8:30am or 5:00pm Mass on Sunday, December 25th.

Christmas Season

Feast of the Holy Family

Friday, December 30th

  • 8:00am

When a Sunday does not occur between December 25 and January 1, this feast is celebrated on December 30th.

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Sunday, January 1st

  • 8:30am
  • 11:00am
  • 5:00pm

The Epiphany of the Lord

Sunday, January 8th

  • 8:30am
  • 11:00am
  • 5:00pm