Sunday, December 25, 2011

Mass shift: Christmas eve trumps day liturgy

“The day was organized around the Mass,” he said. “Not the Mass fitting in wherever it was most convenient.”
Making time for Mass on Christmas Day, especially for families, would send a message to children about what’s most important at Christmas.
Plus, he said, going to Mass Christmas Eve, especially when the readings for midnight or Christmas Day Masses are used, cuts into what could be a sacred sense of anticipation. .."

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