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Holy Father's Liturgical Schedule for Christmas Season

Issued by Monsignor Guido Marini, Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations

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Monsignor Guido Marini, the Master of the Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations has issued the following program of the Pope’s liturgical celebrations this Christmas Season:

° December 24, 2018, 09.30 pm: Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica

° December 25, 2018, 12.00 pm:  Christmas message and blessing “ Urbi  et Orbi” from the  central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica

° December 31, 2018, 05.00 pm: First Vespers for the feast of Mary the Mother of God, followed by the exposition of the Holy Eucharist, the traditional singing of the “Te Deum” in thanksgiving for the concluding year 2018, and the Eucharistic blessing.

° January 01, 2019, 10.00 am Mass for the feast of Mary the Mother of God in St. Peter’s Basilica.  World Day of Peace on the theme, “Good Politics is at the Service of Peace”.

° January 06, 2019, 10.00 am Mass of the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord in St. Peter’s Basilica.

The Christmas Season ends with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which in 2019 falls on January 13.  The Holy Father will mark the occasion by baptizing babies during a Holy Mass in the Vatican’s famed Sistine Chapel.

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