Advent Calendar Day 20 ~ Religious Services

My family didn't grow up very religious. My extent of church going amounted to Vacation Bible School once a year. I always hated going. I felt so out of place and behind, not understanding at being at an equal level with my peers regarding religion.

Needless to say, I never attended any religious services growing up. I am of the Luthern denomination, and am married to a Catholic. I have attended a couple of midnight masses with my husband. They are beautiful, and the church is always packed. He attends them every year and goes to church every Sunday and prays for me. I need all the help I can get!

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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  1. 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.

    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!

  2. Hi Sherry,

    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!


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