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A Midnight Mass for those who cannot stay awake for a Midnight M
December 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Although we haven’t been able to have mass in our chapel since one of our friars was hospitalized, we have decided to have a Christmas mass in our monastery chapel on Christmas Eve at 5:00 p.m.
Here is the “new spin” that we are giving the service…
IT IS A MIDNIGHT MASS FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT STAY AWAKE FOR A MIDNIGHT MASS!
Yes, it is true. We have done some investigating with regards to international time zones and found out that faithful in Bethlehem who are attending midnight mass that night will be in sinc with our mass at 5:00 p. m. here in Bucksport. That’s correct. You heard it here first. Midnight in Bethlehem is 5:00 p. m. Christmas Eve on Orcutt Mountain. That being said, we shall use the reading for “Midnight Mass” (the same ones that they will be reading in the churches of Bethlehem) to commemorate and be in solidarity with the faithful of Bethlehem on this most solemn and joy filled night.
We also have some beautiful “French Canadian” liturgical traditions that Brother Donald recalls fondly from childhood. We will incorporate them into our joyous Christmas worship!
COME LET US WORSHIP CHRIST THE LORD!