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December 25


Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)  


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.  Here is Luke's infancy narrative for you to read and reflect on with your family. 


"God's sign is his humility. God's sign is that he makes himself small; he becomes a child; he lets us touch him and he asks for our love. How we would prefer a different sign, an imposing, irresistible sign of God's power and greatness! But his sign summons us to faith and love, and thus it gives us hope: this is what God is like. He has power, he is Goodness itself. He invites us to become like him. Yes indeed, we become like God if we allow ourselves to be shaped by this sign; if we ourselves learn humility and hence true greatness; if we renounce violence and use only the weapons of truth and love."

—Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at Mass for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, December 24, 2009


Take time to lift up your heart in prayer today with this prayer from Catholic Relief Services


Celebrate the birth of Christ by participating in Mass and spending time with family and friends.


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