What to Expect at Christmas Masses?

Christmas Schedule

Thank you to those who have filled out our Christmas Mass survey. It has helped us prepare better for this special celebration. The results show the following trends:

  • The 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass will likely be the most popular. Over 50% of the respondents, which is about 150 people and counting, said they will attend this Mass.
    • The church’s capacity is not much more than that with social distancing. We will also be prepared for some overflow in the Gathering Space.
  • The 10 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass will likely be the second most attended. Over 50 people and counting have marked this Mass.
  • The 11 a.m. Mass on Christmas morning will likely be the least attended with only 36 people and counting marking this Mass.
    • Even in the past, this Christmas morning Mass has been lightly attended, so this is the safest bet for optimal social distancing.

While we can prepare the best we can, it is possible that we have an influx of those who have not taken the survey.

Since I am not inclined to turn anyone away from Christmas Mass, if the potential of a larger crowd makes you uncomfortable, the 4:30 p.m. especially may not be the ideal Mass to attend.

While I do not want to discourage anyone from attending in person, we are live streaming all three of the Christmas Masses so that those who may be wary of the crowds can worship with us safely at home.

I look forward to worshipping with all of you at church, in the comfort of your home, or in prayer this Christmas. May we welcome the newborn King into our lives anew in this holy season,
~ Fr. Jeremy

Categories: Christmas, Corpus Christi, Liturgy, Mass