Like many things in 2020, Christmas is different this year. We are celebrating Christmas online this year. We will be live-streaming two Christmas Masses:
- Christmas Eve at 4:30pm (tune in at 4pm for a special pre-Mass program)
- Christmas Day at 10:00am
YouTube can be accessed on many devices– smart phones, tablets, computers and smart TVs. In order to comment on Youtube videos, Youtube requires a person to create a Youtube account and to be logged in (and agree to their terms of service).
Facebook makes it easy to share pages and live-stream videos. Please consider sharing Christmas Mass to your own page– this way your friends might see it come up on their feed and may tune in themselves.
Please consider making a financial gift to support the mission of Holy Trinity Parish this Christmas. This page includes information on the variety of ways to give. We thank all those who have continued to support us financially in 2020. Please note that the deadline for financial contributions to be included on 2020 tax receipts is Monday, December 28th.
If there’s someone in your life without internet access, Eastlink Community TV will offer a LIVE broadcast of the 8:00pm Christmas Eve Mass from the Cathedral. Check them out on channel 10 and 610.
Archbishop Brian Dunn has written a Christmas letter to the faithful of the diocese. Click here to read it. He also recorded a Christmas greeting on video:
Click here for a page on the Archdiocesan website with resources on celebrating Christmas digitally and other information.
The Canticle of Zechariah
Blessed be the Lord,
The God of Israel;
He has come to His people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour,
Born of the house of His servant David.
Through His holy prophets He promised of old
That He would save us from our enemies,
From the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers
And to remember His holy Covenant.
This was the oath He swore to our father Abraham:
To set us free from the hands of our enemies,
Free to worship Him without fear,
Holy and righteous in His sight
All the days of our life.
You, My child shall be called
The prophet of the Most High,
For you will go before the Lord to prepare His way,
To give his people knowledge of salvation
By the forgiveness of their sins.
In the tender compassion of our Lord
The dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness
And the shadow of death,
And to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Glory to the Father,
and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning.
is now, and will be forever.
The Christmas Season
As Catholic Christians, we don’t celebrate Christmas as simply one day, we celebrate the octave of Christmas. From Christmas Day until January 1st, the Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, is the Octave Day of Christmas. Check out what’s happening at Holy Trinity in the days ahead: