Advent and Christmas 2018 - 2019

"On that day, it shall be said to Jerusalem: Fear not, O Zion, be not discouraged! The LORD, your God, is in your midst, a mighty savior; he will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in his love, he will sing joyfully because of you, as one sings at festivals." Zep 3:16-18

December 16, 2018 - Third Sunday of Advent
Masses will be celebrated according the the Sunday schedules of churches.

Monday, December 24, 2018 - Christmas Eve:
Church of the Nativity - St. Catherine
13:30 Entry of the Apostolic Administrator into the Basilica of the Nativity and into the Church of St. Catherine
14:00 First Vespers
16:00 Procession to the Grotto of the Nativity
23:30 Office of the lectures
00:00 Christmas Vigil presided by H.E. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem (TICKETS REQUIRED)
01:45 Procession to the Grotto

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 - Christmas Day:
St. Catherine's Church
10:00 Solemn Christmas mass
14:00 Spiritual pilgrimage to Shepherd's Field

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - Day of St. Stephen:
Jerusalem - St. Stephen's Church
16:00 Spiritual Pilgrimage

Friday, December 28, 2018 - Feast of the Holy Innocents
Bethlehem - St. Catherine's Church
10:00 Solemn mass presided by Fr. Dobromir Jasztal, custodial vicar

Saturday, December 29, 2018 - Feast of the Sts. Angels appearing to the Shepherds
Bethlehem - Shepherds' Field
In the afternoon spiritual pilgrimage and Solemn Mass

Sunday, December 30, 2018 - Feast of the Holy Family:
Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation
10:00 Solemn mass presided by Fr. Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land and procession to the "House of the Holy Family"

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