Friday, December 23, 2011

Midnight Mass

What happened to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve ?

It used to be that Midnight Mass would be held at 11:00 pm. As you left the church, Xmas day would just be starting. One of my favorite memories, is leaving midnight mass with snow falling gently, covering the earth in a pure, peaceful blanket.

Even when we were traveling in Alaska, we attended Midnight Mass. Now many churches are having mass at 9:00 pm or earlier. I don't know if this is because people do not want to be driving late at night or if people are just too tired at 11pm to head to church.

I for one think that Midnight Mass should stay later at night.

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