The TV Mass on Christmas Day
The Diocese of Palm Beach's pretaped Christmas Mass will air on Christmas Morning, December 25, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on ION Television Network (on most local cable systems it is Channel 8). This is the channel that normally airs the diocese's weekly Sunday morning half-hour Mass.
Thanks to a partnership with local media, the one-hour Christmas Mass will also air on Christmas Morning on WPTV, the local NBC affiliate, from 5 a.m. - 6 a.m. and on CBS12, the local CBS affiliate, also from 5 a.m. – 6a.m.
The Diocese of Palm Beach produces a weekly half-hour Sunday Mass that is regularly shown on ION from 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Christmas and New Year's Masses
Mass with Bishop Barbarito
Bishop Barbarito will be the Celebrant at the following Christmas Liturgies on December 24:
Liturgical Celebrations at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola
December 24 - Mass of the Day
8:30 a.m. only
December 24 Christmas Eve Liturgical Celebrations
4:00 p.m. Mass with Nativity Pageant and Children's Choir
6:15 p.m. Mass with Youth Music Ministry
8:00 p.m. Misa en Español with Bishop Barbarito as celebrant
11:15 Prelude to Mass at Midnight - Carols and Traditional Christmas Music
Midnight Mass (12:00 a.m.) with Bishop Barbarito as celebrant
December 25 Christmas Day Liturgical Celebration:
7:15 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
There is no Spanish or 5:30 p.m. Mass on Christmas Day
The Florida Catholic publishes a special page of Christmas and New Year’s Masses to be held at various parishes around the diocese. To view the list, please click here.
To find other Masses, please contact a parish.
Christmas Celebration with Pope Francis
If you would like to celebrate Christmas with Pope Francis, you can watch the Pontiff's liturgical celebrations on TV and on other widely-used electronic devices. Through the Pope App, the Pontifical Masses and events will be streamed live, which will make it accessible via smartphones and tablets.
The Vatican has issued the calendar of all liturgical celebrations that Pope Francis is slated to preside over during the Advent and Christmas seasons, extending through January of 2014. Here are Masses you likely want to watch:
EWTN is scheduled to broadcast the above events. Please view their program schedule for further details.
EWTN airs family-friendly shows and movies especially during the month of December. Be sure to check out their program schedule and view each week for the shows, concerts and Masses to be held. You will likely find shows to watch with your children such as
Nicholas: The Boy who Became Santa Claus.