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CHRISTMAS

The Christmas Season celebrates the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  It runs from December 25th until the Baptism of the Lord.  The liturgical color is white, as we celebrate with joy and happiness at the coming of our Lord to the earth as man.  Jesus, who is truly God, became truly man to fulfill the will of the Father and to ultimately be our salvation on the cross. 

According to tradition, Christmas lasts for 12 days, until the Epiphany of the Lord, which is traditionally celebrated on January 6th.  (This year, it is celebrated January 3rd.)  However, the Christmas season lasts until the Baptism of the Lord, which this year is January 10th.

As we celebrate this joyful and holy season, amidst all the hustle and bustle, the presents, the parties, the decorations, etc., let us remember the real reason we are celebrating:  the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior.  Let us be thankful for this greatest gift that has been given to all of us, and may we be filled with the joy and the grace that only He can give us.

JESUS IS THE REASON FOR ALL THE SEASONS!!!       MERRY CHRISTMAS!

CHRISTMAS SEASON ARTICLES / PRAYERS



Christmas  (USCCB)
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have many resources, including a Calendar, that you can use with your families in celebrating the Christmas season with joy, hope, and happiness.  Download a printable version of the calendar as well using the link on the right.
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**Short Christmas Reads 
(OSV - Simply Catholic)

Browse through a number of short articles on the Christmas season from the Simply Catholic site of Our Sunday Visitor
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Nine Day Christmas Novena
The Nine Day Novena in anticipation of Christmas begins on December 16th and runs until December 24th.  Pray it from the computer on the EWTN website.
  Click here to read
Christmas Devotionals and Symbols
An article from EWTN explaining common symbols and devotionals of the Christmas Season.
Click here to read 



CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S MASS SCHEDULE
St. Kevin Catholic Church


Thursday, December 24th     (Christmas Eve)
6:00 pm         English             (Christmas Vigil Mass)
12:00 am:   Midnight Mass – Bilingual

Friday, December 25th    (Christmas Day)
(HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)

8:00 am         English
9:30 am         Spanish
11:15 am       English
1:00 pm         Spanish
7:00 pm         Spanish
Remember, NO Confessions on Christmas Day.



Thursday, December 31st

7:30 pm         Spanish            Vigilia por Maria, Madre de Dios

Friday, January 1st, 2021  (Mary, Mother of God)
(HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION)
7:30 am         English
6:00 pm         English
7:30 pm         Spanish