Sunday, November 29, 2009
Midnight Mass- Christmas '09
This year for Christmas my family is going to Chicago to attended Midnight Mass at St. John Cantius and then returning home to family the following day. At 11 o'clock St. John Cantius is carrying out the ancient tradition of "Lessons and Carols."
The ancient tradition of "Lessons and Carols" is exactly what the name implies. It is a service in which the congregation can come to hear wonderful homilies, and sing Christmas Carols outside of the Mass.
At 12 o'clock (Midnight) the Solemn High Latin Mass for Christmas will be offered by Rev. C. Frank Phillips, CR, Pastor of St. John Cantius Church. And the choir will be singing the famous "St. Nicholas Mass" by Franz Joseph Haydn.
Somehow I think Fr. Sirico will understand our absence from St. Mary's Midnight Mass compared to where we are going. ;) (Which by the way, if you're near Kalamazoo you should go to St. Mary's Church for a Solemn High Tridentine Midnight Mass. I'm sure it will be beautiful!!)
UPDATE: St. Mary's is having a Novus Ordo Mass for Midnight Mass this year- I just found out my mistake a few days ago.