This year Christmas will be one to remember...
Christmas is a season of celebration, and Covid can't stop us from celebrating the birth of our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Here at the Pastorate of St.Fancis-St. Mary & Holy Family, we have hosted Christmas Eve and Day Masses together at many churches and locations, with gathering that grew to nearly 2,000 last year. This year, we have an opportunity to host our largest Christmas Eve ever, reaching thousands more in our Valley community and beyond, across the country and around the world. Christmas Eve Mass will be broadcast at 4pm, December 24 on thepastorate.com where you can stream to Roku, Apple TV, Facebook and much more.
Tis' the season
November 29 - December 31
Starting Thanksgiving weekend our Holy Family campus will be decorated for Jesus, be transported to the little town of Bethlehem for throughout the Christmas Season to lift your spirits and cheer your heart. Starting at the top of the hill with the Bethlehem stable of Jesus' birth. And don’t miss our beautiful Creche display inside the church celebrating the first Christmas in Bethlehem!
November 1st - January 3rd
This Christmas we are partnering with 2 organizations for giving to local and global charities!
From November 1st to December 10th we are partnering with St Nick Delivers to support charities in Middletown and Frederick such as Alan P. Linton Shelter, Brunswick BEACON Emergency Relief Fund, Brunswick & Middletown Food Banks, and so many more! Starting November 1st you can select a charity to donate to online, get a virtual Christmas giving ornament and find drop-off locations for your gifts. Go to the link below to giving back this Christmas.
This Christmas we are partnering with 410 Bridge to support the Debouchette Community in Haiti by raising donations for livestock in a project called The Living Gift. Beginning Thanksgiving weekend you go to the link below and read all about the Living Gift story and how you can donate!
Christmas Eve Kit
Pick up December 19th & 20th
We want to help make your Christmas Eve a celebration this year. We are providing Christmas Eve Kits complete with everything you need to make this Christmas Eve with the Pastorate special. We will include candles, a Christmas ornament, fun gifts for your kids and so much more.
Christmas Eve Kits will be available for pick-up Saturday December 19th from 3-6pm and Sunday December 20 from 9:30-12:30 & 3-6pm.
Reserve your Christmas Eve Kit by clicking the link below.
We kick off our virtual celebration at 3:30pm with Christmas music for you and your family to get in the holiday cheer.
Online Mass begins at 4pm with the invocation of the haunting, ancient “Martyrology” of Christmas. Soaring music and beloved carols, a Christmas message for you and your family you won’t want to miss, a beautiful celebration of the Eucharist, with a very special presentation of “candle lighting ceremony.” This is a Christmas Eve celebration you will never forget.
Join us virtually Christmas Eve beginning at 3:30PM only online.
The Christmas Eve Mass stream will be available for your convenience to watch at any time
after 5:30pm on Christmas Eve.
Masses are available for both in person and online on Christmas Day. Online services will be at 8AM, 10AM, noon, and available to watch any time after 1:30PM for your convenience.