What are the readings on Christmas?

The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) – Mass During the Night Mass During the Night

  • Reading 1. Is 9:1-6. The people who walked in darkness.
  • Responsorial Psalm. Ps 96: 1-2, 2-3, 11-12, 13. R.
  • Reading 2. Ti 2:11-14. Beloved:
  • Alleluia. Lk 2:10-11. R.
  • Gospel. Lk 2:1-14. In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus.

What do you call mass on Christmas Eve?

In many Western Christian traditions Midnight Mass is the first liturgy of Christmastide that is celebrated on the night of Christmas Eve, traditionally beginning at midnight when Christmas Eve gives way to Christmas Day.

What is a Christmas Eve vigil Mass?

Why Do People Go To Church on Christmas Eve? The Midnight Mass is a vigil mass that involves waiting joyfully for the arrival of the Savior, Jesus. ( Image: Shutterstock)

What is the gospel for Christmas?

The Gospel of Jesus Christ The gospel message is about the greatest gift of all time—God gave us Jesus Christ, his Son, who brings great joy to everyone who receives him. The purpose of Christmas is to share this gift. And what a perfect opportunity! Christmas is a holiday that focuses on the Savior of the world.

What is Midnight Mass called?

Misa de Gallo
Altar decorated for a ‘Misa de Gallo’
Also called Rooster’s Mass Shepherd’s Mass
Observed by Catholic Christians
Significance Christmas season

Is Christmas Eve mass the same as Christmas Day mass?

Here’s the rundown: Christmas is a Holy Day of Obligation, and the faithful are required to attend Mass either Christmas Eve, Friday Dec. 24, or Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25.

What does vigil mean in the Catholic Church?

a Mass held on Saturday evening, attendance at which fulfils one’s obligation to attend Mass on Sunday.

What is the vigil of the deceased?

Vigil. The vigil is the first part of a Catholic funeral. It takes place between death and the funeral and can include the Reception of the Body.

What book of the Bible should you read in December?

Beginning December 1st, read one chapter of Luke each day through December 24th. There are 24 chapters. By Christmas Eve, you will have read all 24 chapters – an entire account of the birth, ministry, sacrifice on the cross, and resurrection of Jesus. You will wake up on Christmas day knowing WHO and WHY we celebrate!