The Christmas season begins with vigil Masses on Christmas Eve and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, Jan. 9.
Digital readers offer their favorite family Christmas story or tradition.
Two Council of Catholic Women deaneries send Christmas gifts to children in Central America.
“It reminds us how good it is for us to cherish moments of silence and prayer in our days, often overwhelmed by frenzy,” Pope Francis said.
The feast days from Dec. 26 through Jan. 9 are all part of the season of Christmas.
During his weekly general audience Dec. 22, the pope said that only through humility can one truly understand God and oneself because it “opens us up to the experience of truth, of authentic joy, of knowing what matters.”
“This song isn’t just a carol, but a hymn of worship. In these words, we remember how Jesus broke into the stillness of a small town and all of time to descend to a sinful humanity.”
A recording of Bishop Donald Kettler celebrating the Diocesan TV Mass for The Nativity of the Lord can be accessed on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, and Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 25.