ELBURN—To accommodate the large number of families attending Mass on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, St. Gall Church will provide two 4 p.m. Masses that day; one in the church and one in the parish hall.
Fr. Karl Ganss will preside at the church Mass, and Fr. William Etheredge, a priest from Aurora Central Catholic High School, will officiate in the hall. Children from the parish will present a Christmas pageant at each Mass.
Other Christmas Eve Vigil Masses include a 6 p.m. Mass with carols and a 10 p.m. Mass with music provided by the traditional choir. The 10 p.m. Mass will be preceded by Christmas carols, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Masses for Christmas Day are at 8 , 9:30 and 11 a.m.
To mark the celebration of the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary on Jan. 1, St. Gall will provide three Masses to usher in the New Year. The New Year’s Eve Mass on Saturday, Dec. 31, will be at 4:30 p.m. Masses for New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, are at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Jan. 1 is the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, also known as World Peace Day, and is a holy day of obligation. Active Catholics make it a point to attend Mass on this feast day.
For more information, call (630) 365-6030.