Tag Archives: Midnight Mass

Merry Christmas Octave!

We are in the Octave of Christmas.  Merry Christmas everyone! Here is a shot from our Midnight Mass. The word “immemorial” came to mind when I saw it.  We have a beautiful continuity with our many forebears who sacrificed so … Continue reading

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Fanon of Christmas Past

Exactly two years ago, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the First Holy Mass of Christmas and he wore the fanon, hated by liberals and the ungodly HERE. I turned on the Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica for a little … Continue reading

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Tough love about the priest shortage

You know that I am not a fan of The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet).  That said, there is a something striking, striking as in “nail on the head”, from a seasoned priest which you should read. This is from Fr. Mark Minihane … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I receive Communion at Midnight Mass and then again during the day?

This comes up every year: If I go to Midnight Mass, and it really starts at Midnight, and I receive Holy Communion, and if I go to Mass again during Christmas Day, can I receive Communion again? Yes. The 1983 … Continue reading

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Something amazing and revolutionary during the Holy Father’s Midnight Mass … which I missed.

Something remarkable occurred during the Holy Father’s Midnight Mass. I had a note from a long time reader about this.  I didn’t see the broadcast of the Mass this year, but it is archived and it can be viewed on … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Midnight Mass Homily

Pope Benedict XVI’s Midnight Mass Homily:

Dear Brothers and Sisters! The reading from Saint Paul’s Letter to Titus that we have just heard begins solemnly with the word “apparuit“, which then comes back again in the reading at the … Continue reading

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NYC Manhattan: Midnight Extraordinary Form Mass at Holy Innocents

Are you anywhere within striking distance of Manhattan? There will be a Solemn Midnight Mass (Extraordinary Form) at the Church of the Holy Innocents on Christmas (Eve night) at 12:01 AM, – yes, midnight. The Church of the Holy Innocents … Continue reading

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Your Midnight Mass plans

Are you going to Midnight Mass? Will a Mass called Midnight Mass actually be scheduled for 9:30? What are your plans? Post them here so as not to derail other entries.

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Miracle Near 34th Street: My and your Christmas plans. WDTPRS POLL ALERT!

There is a POLL at the end! Where will you be for Christmas this year and at which Mass do you plan to assist? For Christmas this year, I will again be in New York City to celebrate the Miracle … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: obligation to go to Christmas Mass twice so as to bring the squeakers

From a reader: My wife and I this year were going to attend Midnight Mass this year. My father was going to stay at our house to watch our 2 and 1 year olds since they will be sleeping. Are … Continue reading

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NYC for Christmas 23-28 Dec – Midnight TLM, etc.

I will be in Manhattan for Christmas. Perhaps this time there can be a blognic.  Who knows? I am coming in part to be celebrant for a TLM Midnight Mass, at least a Missa cantata, and probably a Solemn Mass. … Continue reading

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