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Traditional Liturgy Schedules for Christmastide

We invite our readers to post in the combox about the schedules in their communities for Christmastide Masses, Matins and Vespers according to the Classical Roman Rite. Schedules of traditional devotions are also welcome. 


  1. grateful for LiveMass5:21 AM

    Christ the King Church in Sarasota, FL will broadcast their Candlelight Midnight Mass on and the iMass app. Broadcast will begin at 11:30 PM on Christmas Eve. Mass at Midnight.

    Christmas Day Masses will be 8:30 am and 10:30 am Low Mass. (also broadcast on and iMass app.)

  2. Church of the Holy Innocents
    128 West 37th Street (West of Broadway)
    New York City

    First Mass of Christmas Midnight
    Missa Quæramus cum pastoribus (Cristóbal de Morales, 1500-1533)
    Motets of Pedro de Cristo (c.1540-1618), Morales, and Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)

    Third Mass during the Day (10:00 a.m.)
    Missa Puer qui natus (Francisco Guerrero, 1528-1599)
    Motets of Cristóbal de Morales (1500-1533)

  3. Church of the Holy Innocents
    128 West 37th Street (West of Broadway)
    New York City

    First Mass of Christmas Midnight
    The Rev. Msgr. Mauro Cionini
    Missa Quæramus cum pastoribus (Cristóbal de Morales, 1500-1533)
    Motets of Pedro de Cristo (c.1540-1618), Morales, and Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)

    Third Mass during the Day (10:00 a.m.)
    The Rev. Fr. Thomas Kallumady, pastor
    Missa Puer qui natus (Francisco Guerrero, 1528-1599)
    Motets of Cristóbal de Morales (1500-1533)

  4. Anonymous6:10 AM

    Boston, MA area

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mission
    38 Montvale Ave, Suite G-50
    Stoneham, Massachusetts
    Midnight Mass
    pho 617-913-1483
    Fr Gabriel Lavery, CMRI

  5. Boston, Massachusetts area

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mission
    38 Montvale Ave, Suite G-50
    Stoneham, MA 02180
    Fr Gabriel Lavery, CMRI

  6. Augusta, Maine area

    Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Mission
    22 Town Farm Road
    Hallowell, Maine 04347
    Fr Gabriel Lavery, CMRI
    Call for time

  7. Maternal Heart of Mary
    FSSP Chaplaincy, Lewisham, Sydney.

    24 Monday
    Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord 7.00am Low Mass
    6.00pm Sung Mass
    9.00pm Sung Matins
    25 Tuesday
    Feast of Nativity of Our Lord - Christmas Day 12.00am Solemn Mass
    5.00am Dawn Mass
    9.00am Solemn Mass

  8. Moscow, Russia:
    Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, 25th of December, 7:00 PM - the Holy Mass will be said by Fr. Augustine Dzendzel SDB (Summorum Pontificum).

  9. Moscow, Russia:
    Immaculate Conception Cathedral, 25th of December, 7:00 PM - the Holy Mass will be said by Fr. Augustine Dzendzel SDB.

  10. Partial reposting of the Juventutem Michigan write-up: Tridentine Christmas Around the State.
    Click over there for more links, etc.

    Each of these parishes will celebrate one or more Traditional Latin Masses of Christmas on December 25th:
    Holy Rosary, Cedar: midnight
    Assumption Grotto, Detroit: midnight (Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass), 9:30 a.m. (no choir)
    Sacred Heart of Jesus, Grand Rapids: 12:30 p.m.
    St. Joseph, Detroit: midnight (Palestrina’s Missa O Magnum Mysterium)
    St. Joseph, Jackson: noon
    St. Mary, Kalamazoo: 11:00 a.m.
    St. Edward on the Lake, Lakeport: midnight
    Blessed John XXIII, Lansing: 9:00 a.m., Missa Cantata
    Assumption, Windsor: 2:00 p.m. (Eberlin’s Missa Brevissima in C)

    St. Mary, Morrice, will have midnight Mass at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, December 24th.

    If you learn of any more, please tweet them at JM, which will try to update the post.

  11. Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel
    5256 Main St.
    Verona, NY 13478

    Midnight Mass 12 Midnight
    "Mass in the Night"
    Sung Mass

    315 363 7696

  12. Burlington Vt.
    Immaculate Conception (St. Mary's)
    45 Fairfield Street
    St. Albans, VT 05478
    Low Mass at dawn 7:30 am

  13. Louis1:39 PM

    SSPX Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel
    24001 Aldine Westfield Road
    Christmas: Midnight and 10AM

  14. St. Martha Church
    214 Brainard Road, Enfield, CT
    Midnight Mass
    Traditional High Mass
    Rev. J. Daniel McElheron

  15. St. Martha Church
    Enfield, Ct Dec. 25
    12:00 noon low mass
    Rev. J. Daniel McElheron

  16. St. Mary's Assumption - St. Louis, Missouri
    11:30 p.m. Christmas Carols
    12:00 Midnight Mass
    9:30 a.m. Christmas Day


    December 23rd has come
    And all my Christmas
    Shopping's done.

    All gifts are hidden,
    Tucked away,
    Until the morn of Christmas day.

    When children wake,
    Like souls confessed,
    All light and bright, it's Christmas Fest!

    Oh Gloria!
    We'll sing and pray
    And open gifts on that Feast Day.

    Around the creche
    We'll praise, adore,
    And go to Mass and praise some more.

    Then back to home
    For Christmas brunch,
    With our 10 kids, it's quite a bunch.

    And if we make it
    All that far...
    The tree still standing with its star...

    We'll sigh a breath,
    Relief and more...
    For the tree didn't fall on the living-room floor!

  17. Maybe you would like to add the following to your schedule list: Christmas Eve/Day 2012 TLM,which are being celebrated in Tyne & Wear-North of England:

    St Mary's. Forest Hall, Newcastle-Christmas Eve. Missa Cantata at Midnight.

    St Joseph's. Gateshead-Christmas Day. Low Mass at 9.00am.

    St Mary's. Barnard Castle-Christmas Day. Low Mass at 9.00am.

    Sacred Heart & English Martyrs. Thornley-Christmas Day. Low Mass at 9.30am.

    The Society Of St Pius X. Holy Name Gateshead-Christmas Day at

    St Dominic's Priory.Newcastle-Christmas Day. Missa Cantata at 11.30am.

    A Blessed, Holy and Peaceful Christmas to You All!


  18. Sunshine State3:23 PM

    Spring Hill, Florida
    St. Theresa Catholic Church
    1107 Commercial Way (US Highway 19)

    6:30 am (Fr. Edison is the celebrant. He is a young priest who just learned how to say the Tridentine Mass. This is a Christmas blessing as the Latin Mass had been discontinued at St. Theresa's for several months. Now it will be offered every Sunday (and Christmas Day) at 6:30 am. Deo Gratias!)

  19. Northern New Jersey

    St. Anthony of Padua Church, (SSPX)
    Corner of Gould and Mountain Avenues
    North Caldwell, N.J.

    Dec. 24 (Monday) - Midnight Mass
    Dec. 25 (Tuesday) - Masses will follow the Sunday schedule, at 7:30 am (Low Mass) & 10:00 am (Missa Cantata)

    St. Anthony of Padua Oratory (Institute of Christ the King)
    1360 Pleasant Valley Way
    West Orange, New Jersey 07052-1313

    Dec 24 5:30 PM
    11:00 PM
    Dec 25 7:30 AM
    9:00 AM
    11:00 AM

    Our Lady of Fatima (SSP)
    The Boulevard, Pequannock NJ

    Don’t have information

  20. MartyJude6:09 PM

    St Theresa of the Child Jesus
    Prince of Wales Road,
    Manor Estate

    Solemn High Mass of Christmas Day
    [LMS/Summorum Pontificum]

    A Happy and Holy Christmas to all.

  21. Gratias6:23 PM

    Traditional mass at Mission San Juan Buenaventura, Ventura, California:

    Dec. 25, Christmas day, Missa Cantata, 1:30 pm

    January 1st,Feast of the circuncision, Low Mass, 12:00 noon

  22. Bill Phelan6:26 PM

    This follows on Throckmorton P.s citation of Our Lady of Fatima Chapel (FSSP) (
    Pequannock, N.J. one block west of the War Memorial triangle on Newark-Pompton Tpke.
    December 25th Masses:
    12:00 AM
    8:00 AM
    10:00 AM ( a sung Mass).

  23. Here is a link to a listing of Traditional services in and around New York City (subject to updating):

  24. Here is a link to a list of masses in the New York city area:

    (subject to updating)

  25. Anonymous7:30 PM

    The College of Saints John Fisher & Thomas More ("Fisher More College")
    College Chapel of Christ the Teacher
    3001 Lubbock Ave
    Fort Worth, TX 76109

    Low Mass on Christmas Day at 10.00 AM

  26. Anonymous7:39 PM

    Holy Rosary Church
    344 Sixth Street
    (between Brunswick & Monmouth Sts.)
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

    December 24, 2012
    8:30pm - Interlude of Seasonal Sacred Music
    8:50pm - Chanting of the Genealogy of Jesus Christ According to Matthew.
    9:00pm - Solemn High Mass
    Mozart Missa Solemnis in C, K337

    December 25, 2012
    9:45am - Low Mass with Hymns

  27. Matthew Rose8:33 PM

    Chicago, IL

    Shrine of Christ the King, staffed by the ICRSS
    6415 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL

    24 December:

    1015pm Confessions
    1040pm Carols
    11pm "Midnight" Solemn High Mass, Missa dixit Maria, Hassler

    25 December:

    8am Low Mass with Organ
    10am Solemn High Mass, Benediction, Veneration of a Relic of the Holy Crib, Reception

  28. Misericordia8:42 PM

    Diocese of Shrewsbury

    Shrine Church of Ss Peter,Paul and Philomena,
    New Brighton,
    Wirral/ Merseyside.

    This Church is served by the Institute of Christ the King and the Traditional Mass is celebrated every day.

    On Christmas Eve there will be Carols at 11.30 followed by Solemn High Mass at midnight.

    On 25th December there will be a sung Mass at 11.30am.

    Do come if you can!

  29. Connecticut:

    St. Mary’s,
    669 West Avenue, Norwalk

    Monday, December 24 – 11:00 P.M. – Holy Rosary by the Creche
    Monday, December 24 – 11:30 P.M. – Christmas Carols in the Church led by the Choir
    Monday, December 25 – Midnight Mass (Solemn High); 9:30 A.M. (Solemn High).

  30. ceciliasoprano8:50 PM

    SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Wilmington, CA

    Dec. 25 Mass of the Dawn, High Mass-7:30 AM

  31. Archdiocese of Boston:

    Mary Immaculate of Lourdes (Newton, MA):

    12:00 Midnight high mass

    10:30 AM high mass

  32. Anonymous9:14 PM

    Kalamazoo, MI:

    St Mary-Christmas Day: 11AM


  33. R.L.P.10:39 PM

    Hartford, Connecticut. St. Peter Church is located at 160 Main St., Hartford, CT 06106

    December 25th, 9 am

  34. Dorothy11:10 PM

    Diocese of Trenton Celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass:

    12:15pm Solemn High Mass
    Church of St. Anthony
    626 S. Olden Ave
    Hamilton, NJ 08629

    Rev. Brian Patrick Woodrow, Diocesan Liaison to the Extraordinary Form

  35. De Stella Maris11:28 PM

    St Vincent de Paul
    3104 Flora Ave.
    Kansas City, MO.

    Carols 10:00 pm
    Solemn High Mass of Christmas Midnight 11:00pm

  36. In the diocese of Houma-Thibadoux Louisiana traditional Mass will be said in Gibson at midnight and at 10am. In Lockport in the same diocese at the cloister of the the Lockport Dominican nuns first Mass of Christmas will be said at 10pm and Mass of Christmas day will be said at 10am.

    In the archdiocese of New Orleans aside from the many places in the city that will celebrate the traditional rite of Mass on Christmas, a Mass will be said on the north shore at Sacred Heart Church in the town of LaCombe on Christmas morning at 8am.

  37. Benedicta12:23 AM

    St Pius X Parish in San Antonio, TX

    Christmas Day, December 25: TLM celebrated by F. Moses of Jesus at 11 am.

  38. dan hesko12:53 AM

    St. Catherine Laboure Church
    110 Bray ave.
    Diocese of Trenton
    Sung High Mass 8:45 AM
    Celebrant: Fr. Dan Hesko
    3rd Mass of Christmas Day.
    TLM in its 25 th. year in Monmouth co.

  39. Sacerdos1:38 AM

    Archdiocese of Philadelphia
    Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Fairfield Road, Plymouth Meeting PA
    (Mission of Holy Saviour Parish, Norristown)

    Christmas Day: Missa Cantata at 11:30am, preceded by Carols sung by the Schola.

  40. St. Boniface Church, Pittsburgh
    2208 East Street, Pittsburgh PA 15212 )beside the Parkway North)

    • Christmas Eve – Monday Dec. 24 – 9:00 PM High Mass
    • Christmas Day – Tuesday Dec. 25 – 11:00 AM High Mass

  41. First Mass of Christmas Midnight
    Solemn High
    Monsignor Ambrosio
    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
    259 Oliver St.
    Newark NJ 07105
    Missa de Pastori (Pietro Yon)
    Carols and Motets begin at 11:30 pm

  42. Thomas3:48 AM

    Our Lady of Fatima Chapel - Pequannock, N.J.
    First St. & W. Franklin Ave.

    Vigil Mass 11:00 High Mass
    Christmas morning - 8:00 Low Mass
    10:00 Sung Mass

  43. Anonymous4:51 AM

    Diocese of Brownsville (Texas)

    Under the care of the Pharr Oratory of St. Philip Neri

    St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
    505 S. Ironwood
    Pharr, Texas 78577

    12 Midnight: First Mass of Christmas Midnight (Missa Cantata)
    Second Mass of Christmas
    8:00AM (Low Mass)

  44. Anonymous4:58 AM

    St. Vincent De Paul (SSPX)
    3104 Flora
    KC, MO
    Dec. 24th, 11:15 p.m. Carols
    Dec. 25th 12:00 a.m. High Mass
    9:00 a.m. Mass

  45. Andrea11:22 AM

    Solemn High Mass
    Saint John The Baptist Church

    1015 Baker St
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626-4113
    (714) 540-2214

    There is a High Mass every Sunday @ 12:30PM. However, this is the first time since the sixties that a Solemn High Mass will be offered

  46. ParisChristmas12:16 PM

    Traditional Vigils and Masses in Paris, France

    21:45 Notre-Dame-du-Lys (75015), Vigil and Midnight Mass
    23:30 Saint-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile (75009), Vigil and Midnight Mass
    23:30 Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois (75001), Vigil and Midnight Mass
    00:00 Sainte-Odile (75017), Midnight Mass
    09:30 Sainte-Odile, Holy Mass
    09:45 Saint-Germain l'Auxerrois, Holy Mass
    11:00 Saint-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile, Holy Mass
    11:45 Notre-Dame-du-Lys, Holy Mass
    12:00 Sainte-Jeanne-de-Chantal (75016), Holy Mass

  47. South Florida

    Missa Cantata 9 a.m. (Second Mass at Dawn)
    The Rev. Fr. Joseph Fishwick, celebrant
    Saints Francis and Clare, a mission of Corpus Christi Parish
    402 NE 29 ST Miami, Florida

  48. Thomas Putnam9:47 PM

    Are any New Yorkers, Manhattanites, especially, reading at this time? If so, does anyone know whether there will be a 10 a.m. TLM on Christmas at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, on East 116th Street in Manhattan? (I attended Mass there regularly, but long illness laid me up completely for a very considerable time and lengthy travel is still out of the question.) I tried calling the rectory, but no one answers.

    A blessed Christmas to all. Extra thanks to any who can help with information.


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