No Midnight Mass!!??

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No Midnight Mass!!??
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Sat, 11-27-2010 - 5:45pm

When I was at the mast Liturgy meeting, it was brought to my attention that there will be a 7 pm and a 10 pm Mass on the 24th, but not a Midnight Mass.

Marianne, mom to Margaret (01/02), Elizabeth (03/04) and Annabelle (07/07)

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Wed, 01-19-2011 - 9:33am

Well, apparently, The Vatican didn't have a Midnight Mass either.

Marianne, mom to Margaret (01/02), Elizabeth (03/04) and Annabelle (07/07)
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Sun, 01-09-2011 - 12:11pm
I'm coming to this late, but your priest is wrong (or wasn't clear). It does fulfill the obligation. I asked DH who is a worship director and whose bose is a Cannon lawyer and he said it does.

Also you can read this:

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=294730

If they did Mass at 10 instead of midnight, then they should have used the readings for the vigil mass. (The first reading has all the "begotting" in it.)

Around here it is common is common to have an early evening Mass (5:00 pm or so) that is somewhat of a "children's Mass". That is really incorrect because you arent' supposed to do children's masses on major feast days like that. However, they will gear things towards kids, have the youth choir sing, etc.

Then there is midnight mass and one or two on Christmas day.

The 5:00 masses are usually packed. I think out of convienence, people like to get it overwith so they can move onto the celebrating.

Our midnight Mass was poorly attended this year, but we had icy weather, so I think that had a lot to do with it.
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Tue, 12-21-2010 - 1:40am

From what I understand, as long as there is one other church in the city that has the Midnight Mass, all others are basicly excused.

Marianne, mom to Margaret (01/02), Elizabeth (03/04) and Annabelle (07/07)
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Sat, 12-18-2010 - 3:53pm

It has been years since I've been associated with a parish that has had midnight Mass.

 


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Thu, 12-16-2010 - 8:26am
I agree what was posted sounds different... but imo, I think the priest has mispoken

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Wed, 12-15-2010 - 11:38am

That makes sense, but that doesn't seem to be what the priests are saying.

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Tue, 12-14-2010 - 2:39pm

I've never heard of having to go to Mass on Christmas day in addition to Christmas Eve..... what makes it different from going to Sat vigil iin place of Sunday Mass......

I think the concern this year is that folks will go to Mass on the evening of 25 Dec so it will count for Christmas (on Christmas day) and for Sunday (as the Sat vigil)

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Tue, 12-14-2010 - 11:41am

I didn't know this either. We've always attended the Children's liturgy or Midnight Mass (although for many years it has been held at 10:00!) and I never knew I was supposed to go again on Christmas. I guess I've missed that HDO nearly every year of my life!

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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 9:31am
Our Mass on the 25th is at 11.... If it were earlier, then I can see going to mass first.....

Actually, we open gifts after midnight Mass (not this year !!) following DH's family tradition. Christmas morning it is the stockings and Santa gifts as per my family tradition.
Marianne, mom to Margaret (01/02), Elizabeth (03/04) and Annabelle (07/07)
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Sat, 12-04-2010 - 10:05am

How many of us have or have had) young children who aren't going to leave their presents for even 5 seconds, much less an hour? I can see this one not flying in my house.......

Renee


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