Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” (Matthew 1:23)

The message of Christ’s birth at Christmas goes out to all the world bringing peace and hope to all people. Between Christ’s birth and his second coming, he is with us now: when two or more are gathered in his name; when we hear the word of God proclaimed; when we turn to him in prayer or to ask for absolution from our sins; when we receive his body and blood in holy Communion. Join us to celebrate this season of joy and hope for salvation!

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Jan. 1) is a holy day of obligation

Mary “received Jesus into herself and brought him forth for the whole human family.” (Pope Benedict XVI) Through her intercession, may we be strengthened in our mission to bring Christ to the world.

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Christmas at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew
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Midnight Mass with Bishop Walkowiak at the cathedral.

Bishop Walkowiak celebrated midnight Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. The celebration began with carols at 11 p.m. Dec. 24. WATCH video (Facebook) | View photos

Listen to Bishop Walkowiak’s homily from Midnight Mass.

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Christmas is a season, not just a day
Reflecting on the feast days of Christmas

Additional resources:
Pope Francis’ Christmas schedule (Vatican News)
Read the pope’s Christmas “Urbi et Orbi” (Vatican website)