Christmas Season (Christmastide)


As in ordinary time, a solemnity is celebrated if it falls on a Sunday during Christmastide.

Solemnities:

  1. Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) – December 25
  2. Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God – January 1
  3. Epiphany of the Lord – January 6.  Where it is not a holy day of obligation, this solemnity is transferred to the Sunday between January 2nd and January 8th

Feast Days (USCCB):

  1. St. Stephen, First Martyr – December 26
  2. St. John, Apostle & Evangelist – December 27
  3. Holy Innocents, Martyrs – December 28
  4. Holy Family – the Sunday after Christmas
  5. Baptism of the Lord – The Sunday after Epiphany.  If Epiphany Sunday falls on January 7th or 8th, this feast is then celebrated the following day.

Books and Audio Stories:

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^Christmas books

^Christmas board books

^Christmas board books

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^secular Christmas books

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^Epiphany Books

^St. Andre Bessette

^St. Elizabeth Seton

^St. Stephen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Music:

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