2016 Christmas & New Year's Schedule

**In celebration of the Christmas season, the parish office will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2, 2017. 
 

 

 

Blessing of a Christmas Tree

The use of the Christmas tree is relatively modern. Its origins are found in the medieval mystery plays that depicted the tree of paradise and the Christmas light or candle that symbolized Christ, the Light of the world. According to custom, the Christmas tree is set up just before Christmas and may remain in place until the Solemnity of Epiphany. The lights of the tree are illuminated after the prayer of blessing.  Read more