Advent Calendar Day 20 ~ Religious Services
I generally choose not to go to the services because I am always so tired and have so much to get ready for on Christmas day as everyone comes to our house for gifts, breakfast and then dinner. Of course I have always been a working girl and time was limited. You never know, I just may start attending Christmas Eve's midnight mass again now that I am a retired woman!
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I'm not Catholic, but have attended the midnight mass with friends on several occasions, and they are quite moving and add something special to Christmas.ReplyDelete
My mother's church is having a special gathering this Christmas Eve with the new pastor, they will be reading the Christmas story, singing carols, and lighting candles. I think it will be very moving, and hope to attend.
I find it sad, but so true, that we often get so busy making holidays good for others that we don't have time to enjoy them!
I do have to agree with you that the Christmas midnight masses are beautiful and add to the spirit of Christmas. I hope you can attend the service also, it sounds wonderful, let me know if you do!
I miss the enjoyment of the season I found when I was younger, you are correct that we are too busy! It has been a bit better for me this year though. I have enjoyed so much with my grandson already, so that is very special to me! Merry Christmas to you!