Welcome to Our World

Posted December 24, 2017 10:51 pm by John O'Brien

Welcome to Our World

By John O’Brien, S.J.(with apologies: it’s a somewhat longer homily-essay, because of the solemnity of the feast)This evening we celebrate the vigil of Christmas. It is a Mass that is different from the Midnight Mass to be observed later on tonight or the Christmas morning Mass tomorrow. All three Masses are different and have different readings. If you are a spiritual diehard, you can attend all three Masses and derive different intellectual and spiritual benefits; but if this present Mass, the Vigil, is the only Christmas Mass you are attending this year, you are, in a sense, fortunate to have

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