Christmas services 2019: Candlelit masses, pageants, carols and celebrations

by beth on December 23, 2019

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Above: For many in town, tonight 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 in honor of Christmas Eve and morning.

Christmas Eve Services

Tuesday, December 24, 2019:

St. Anne Parish (website)

  • Christmas Eve Mass at 5:00 and 11:00 pm (The 11:00 pm mass includes a performance by the adult choir.)

First Community Church (website)*

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (I couldn’t find a posted time.)

Pilgrim Congregational Church (website)

  • Pageant Service at 6:30 pm
  • Jesus’ Birthday Party at 7:15 pm
  • Candlelight Service at 10:00 pm
St. Mark's Episcopal is one of three churches in town holding their annual Christmas Pageant (image from church website)

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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (website)

  • Children’s Christmas Pageant with Eucharist at 3:00 pm
  • Family Service with Homily and Eucharist at 5:00 pm
  • Festival Holy Eucharist with Choir at 10:00 pm (music prelude begins at 9:45 pm)

Saint Matthew Parish (website)

  • Christmas Mass (Father Flynn) with Children’s Pageant: 4:00 pm
  • Christmas Masses at 5:30 pm (Father Kennelly) and 10:00 pm (Father Flynn)

Chinese Gospel Church of Massachusetts (website)

  • Christmas Eve Celebration Party at 7:30 pm

Christmas Day Services*

Wednesday, December 25, 2019:

St. Anne Parish (website)

  • Nativity of the Lord Christmas Day Masses: 9:00 and 11:00 am

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (website)

  • Holy Eucharist with Carols at 10:00 am

Jesus Family Ministry Church (JFM) (website)

  • Christmas Service and Celebration: 10:30 am (Vibrant Music and gifts for kids)
  • Lunch served after the service

Saint Matthew Parish (website)

  • Christmas Masses at 7:30 am (Father Penna), 9:00 am (Father Penna), and 11:00 am  (Father Flynn)

(Images of pageant shepherds from the website for St. Mark’s church – one of the three churches in Town holding an annual nativity Children’s Pageant)

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1 Jflathers December 23, 2019 at 7:08 PM

I believe the Christmas Day Masses at St. Anne Parish are 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Merry Christmas!

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2 beth December 30, 2019 at 8:19 AM

My apologies for the error. I was off for the holidays and too late to fix it now.

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