Midnight Mass is an excellent place to focus on the real meaning of Christmas. The midnight Christmas Masses at St. Catherine Church in Bethlehem and St. Peter's in Rome are broadcast around the world. But even more, attending a local Christmas Eve Mass shows how the wonder and awe of Christmas can be a welcome respite from out-of-control commercialism.
People in the greater Sacramento area can join in a Christmas Eve Midnight Mass at these wonderful churches:
1017 11th Street
One of the most well-known churches in Sacramento, and when building began in 1887, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacramento was the largest church west of the Mississippi River. Warm up with the Musical Prelude at the Cathedral on Christmas Eve at 11:30 PM and Midnight Mass of Christmas at 12:00 Midnight, to be accompanied by the Cathedral Choir. Don't forget, this is church is a Sacramento landmark, and the pews will be packed early!
1066 26th Street
Another remarkably popular and lovely Sacramento church is Midtown's St. Francis parish, a 100+ year-old church built in the style of the Old Mission of Santa Barbara. The Christmas Eve concert will start at 11:00 PM, and the Midnight Mass commences at 12:00 midnight sharp.
39th and "J" Streets
Sacred Heart is found in the heart of East Sacramento, and its Romanesque architectural style and art recall the humble, unpretentious beauty of European churches from the early middle ages. Christmas Eve Midnight Mass begins at 12:00 Midnight.
2620 Capitol Avenue
This Episcopal Cathedral stands on what used to be called "M Street" - where several of Sacramento's rich historic and cultural treasures can be found. Christmas Eve events include a Festive Christmas Concert by the Cathedral Choir at 10:30 PM and the celebration of the Holy Eucharist ("Midnight Mass") at 11:00 PM.
1333 58th Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
St. Mary's Parish is another beautiful church located in East Sacramento right off of Folsom Boulevard. With its roots stretching back a century to the local Italian community, it's a great place to reconnect with your values at Christmas Eve Midnight Mass.
9539 Racquet Ct.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Good Shepherd Catholic Church is a diverse parish serving the surrounding community in the Elk Grove. They'd love to share their blessings for Christmas Eve Midnight Mass - all are welcome.
4123 Robertson Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95821
As a longtime part of the Carmichael area, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary has a lot to offer to parishioners and guests alike. Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish community will serve annual holy Midnight Mass, a great way to get into the true Christmas spirit.
Have a very Merry Christmas from Hackard Law!