Christmas services 2021: Candlelit masses, pageants, carols and celebrations

This year, I’m not waiting until Christmas Eve to share information on Christmas masses and celebrations planned at churches in town.

Here are the masses and festivities planned by churches in town in honor of Christmas Eve and morning. (For more details, and for special Advent masses, check the churches’ websites.)

Christmas Eve Services

Friday, December 24, 2021:

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (website)

  • Children’s Christmas Event at 2:00 pm
  • Festival Candlelit Holy Eucharist (and Livestreamed) at 7:00 pm
  • Holy Eucharist with Carols at 10:00 pm

First Community Church (website)

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 3:00 pm (to accommodate elderly parishioners reluctant to drive at night)

Saint Matthew Parish (website)

St. Anne Parish (website)

[Note: St. Anne’s Christmas Pageant is the weekend prior – Saturday, December 18 at 6:00 pm]

  • Christmas Eve Mass at 5:00 and 11:00 pm (The 11:00 pm mass includes a performance by the adult choir.)
Pilgrim Pageant flyer
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Pilgrim Congregational Church (website)

  • Pageant Service at 6:30 pm
  • Jesus’ Birthday Party (in Fellowship Hall) at 7:30 pm
  • Candlelight Service (Lessons & Carols) at 10:00 pm
  • A Toast to Jesus (Celebration) at 11:00 pm

Chinese Gospel Church of Massachusetts (website)

  • Christmas Eve Celebration Party at 7:30 pm

Christmas Day Services

Saturday, December 25, 2021:

Saint Matthew Parish (website)

St. Anne Parish (website)

  • Nativity of the Lord Christmas Day Masses: 8:30 and 10:30 am

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (website)

  • Holy Eucharist with Carols at 10:00 am

Jesus Family Ministry Church (JFM) (website)

  • Christmas Service at 11:00 am
  • Lunch served after the service

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