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Christmas

CHRISTMAS AT THE CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral provides the perfect setting for the most joyous time of the year. Like the angels who heralded glad tidings to the shepherds, we proclaim Christmas in word and song. Readings from sacred Scripture, favorite congregational hymns, and seasonal instrumental music all herald the birth of Jesus.

A reservation is required to attend any Mass of Christmas. Reservations for Christmas Masses have closed. We invite you to watch the Mass on Catholic Television or via live stream

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PONTIFICAL VIGIL MASS OF CHRISTMAS EVE

Thursday, December 24 | 4 p.m.

Readings from sacred scripture, favorite congregational hymns, and seasonal instrumental music all herald the birth of Jesus. This Mass is celebrated by the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton and is broadcast live on CTV, Catholic Television of the Diocese of Scranton, and on all Diocesan and Cathedral social media platforms.

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VIGIL MASS OF CHRISTMAS EVE

Thursday, December 24 | 9 p.m.

Readings from sacred scripture and favorite congregational hymns proclaim the birth of the Christ Child. 

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PONTIFICAL MIDNIGHT MASS OF CHRISTMAS

Friday, December 25  |  Midnight

Readings from sacred scripture, favorite congregational hymns, and instrumental music proclaim the birth of the Christ Child. This Mass is celebrated by the Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, D.D., J.C.L., Bishop of Scranton.

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MASS OF CHRISTMAS DAY

Friday, December 25

6:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 12:15 p.m.

Readings from sacred scripture and favorite congregational hymns proclaim the birth of the Christ Child. 

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Confession Schedule

A reservation is not required for confession. 
 
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Saturday, December 19
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 23 
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 22
3:30 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, December 24
8 a.m. to Noon