Diocese of Green Bay Prepares for Christmas Celebrations
Christmas Mass Times
Mass times for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Dec. 22), Christmas Eve and Day, Holy Family (Dec. 30) and Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation, Jan. 1) are on this site | CLICK HERE
GREEN BAY, Wis. (Dec. 16, 2013) -- Bishop David L. Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay will be the principal celebrant at Christmas Eve Mass at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay at 9 p.m. The diocese is pleased to announce a new partnership this year with WFRV (Ch. 5) for the live broadcast of the Christmas Eve Mass. Local hospitals, nursing homes and other ministries serving the home- bound are encouraged to invite individuals to tune into this broadcast.
Bishop Ricken will also celebrate Christmas Day Mass at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral at 9 a.m. |
Christmas, which celebrates God becoming flesh, is second only to Easter in importance in the Church year. The Church celebrates Christmas from Christmas Eve through the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Jan. 12 in 2014). At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Christ into our world and our hearts, and reflect on the gift of salvation that is born with him, including the fact that he was born to die for us.
Recorded Christmas Blessing from Bishop Ricken
A recorded Christmas blessing from Bishop Ricken will be available on the homepage of the diocesan website, www.gbdioc.org, on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.
Mass Times Available
Mass times will be available on the diocesan website by Dec. 19 for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Dec. 22), Christmas Eve and Day, Holy Family (Dec. 30) and Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation, Jan. 1). To view Mass times, please visit: http://www.gbdioc.org/mass-times.html.
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The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay works to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ by helping people in need and by providing academic, leadership and spiritual formation opportunities to parish and school leaders. Established in 1868, the Diocese is composed of 324,000 Catholics in 16 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara and Winnebago.
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