New Year’s Eve ‘Deo Gratias’ Service

Why not spend the last hour of 2018 with our Eucharistic King? Join us in the singing of the Te Deum as we ring in the New Year.  A Latin High Mass with choir follows at midnight (fulfills the obligation for the January 1 Holy Day).

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During the Deo Gratias service the names of those who were married, baptized, or buried at the parish are read as we thank God for the year and ask graces for the New Year. This Eucharistic Holy Hour of thanksgiving includes the chanting of Matins and the Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

At the conclusion of the Holy Hour we chant the solemn “Te Deum,” the church’s Hymn of Thanksgiving, for which we can receive a plenary indulgence.

The “Deo Gratias” Service is followed by the Tridentine Latin High Mass for the Feast of the Circumcision of our Lord, which is also the Octave Day of Christmas, and a Holy Day of Obligation. The Mass begins at 12 o’clock Midnight and fulfills the holy day obligation.

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Monday, December 31st

Confessions begin at 10:30 pm

11:00 pm — “Deo Gratias” Holy Hour
12:00 am — Midnight Mass (Tridentine High Mass)

Tuesday, January 1st

7:30 am — Extraordinary Form of the Mass (Tridentine Low Mass in Latin)
9:00 am — Ordinary Form of the Mass (in English)
12:30 pm — Extraordinary Form of the Mass (High Mass in Latin)

2:00 pm — Solemn Vespers for Mary, Mother of God (Evening Prayer)

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