Assumption of Mary Monday, August 15th • Mass at 8:00am and 7:00pm

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

Friday, 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 falls on a Saturday this year. All Masses celebrated throughout the entire day, beginning with the Friday 4:00pm vigil through Christmas Day are for Christmas.

Christmas Day

Saturday, December 25th

11:00am - Holy Mass

Christmas Season

Feast of the Holy Family

Sunday, December 26th

  • 8:30am
  • 11:00am
  • 5:00pm

This Sunday feast day will be celebrated solely on Sunday this year.

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Saturday, January 1st

  • 8:30am

The solemnity falls on a Saturday this year, and there is no obligation to attend Mass, but it remains a solemnity. 

The Epiphany of the Lord

Sunday, January 2nd

  • 8:30am
  • 11:00am
  • 5:00pm