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December 25


Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)

  • Christmas is finally here! Enjoy the gift of your family today, and read a reflection that will help you focus on what Christmas is really all about.

  • There are four different sets of readings for Mass on the Solemnity of Christmas, so depending on which Mass you attend, you will hear the Gospel according to either Matthew, Luke or John.  Luke's Gospels are featured at two of the Masses, but the Gospel that is considered by many to be the classic rendition of the Christmas story and the setting for many children's pageants, Luke 2: 1-14, will be proclaimed at Midnight Mass.
  • Meditate on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ from the Roman Martyrology



The nativity scene in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in 2010. CNS Photo/Paul Haring

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