Christmas services: Candlelit masses, pageants, music and celebrations

by beth on December 22, 2016

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Above: For many in town, this Saturday night is about a lot more than hanging the stockings by the chimney with care. (Photo posted to Flickr by Marcuss Hansson.)

Here are the masses and festivities planned by churches in town for Christmas Eve and morning.

Christmas Eve Services

Saturday, December 24, 2016:

St. Anne Parish (website)

  • Christmas Mass: 5:00 and 11:00 pm

First Community Church (website)

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: 6:30 pm

Pilgrim Church is one of three churches in town holding their annual Christmas Pageant (image from church website)

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Pilgrim Congregational Church (website)

  • Pageant Service 6:30 pm
  • Candlelight Service 10:00 pm
  • Jesus’ birthday party 11:00 pm

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (website)

St. Mark's Episcopal is one of three churches in town holding their annual Christmas Pageant (image from church website)

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  • Children’s Christmas pageant with Eucharist: 4:00 pm
  • Festival Holy Eucharist with choir at 10:00 pm (music prelude begins at 9:45 pm)

Saint Matthew Parish (website)

  • Children’s Pageant (church): 4:00 pm
  • (Parish center): 4:00 and 5:30 pm
  • (Church): 5:30 pm
  • (Church) Brass Quartet Concert: 9:00 pm
  • (Church): 10:00 pm

Christmas Day Services

Sunday, December 25, 2016:

St. Anne Parish (website)

  • Christmas Mass: 8:30, 10:30 am and noon

First Community Church (website)

  • Christmas Mass 11:00 am

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (website)

  • Holy Eucharist with Carols: 10:00 am

Saint Matthew Parish (website)

  • (Church): 7:30 am (no music), 9:00 am, and 11:00 am

(Images of pageant shepherds from Pilgrim and St. Mark’s church websites)

1 Barb M December 22, 2016 at 9:41 PM

Beth,
The Christmas Day Masses for St Matthew are accurate but I can
t speak for the other churches. However, the heading is for last year.

2 beth December 23, 2016 at 6:58 AM

Huh? I don’t know what you’re referring to.

3 beth December 23, 2016 at 6:59 AM

Aha. Just found it. Thanks

4 mike December 23, 2016 at 8:59 AM

Southborough does not have a “Baptist Christian” based church so there are two close by:

Greater Grace Christian Fellowship, 187 Pleasant St. Marlborough (Christmas Eve Service 6pm)

Chapel of the Cross, 160 Flanders Rd. Westborough, MA (Christmas Eve Service 4:30 and 6 PM)

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