Friday, December 17, 2004

Cathedrals preparing for Christmas Masses

Archbishop Raymond L. Burke will celebrate Midnight Mass on Christmas at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in the Central West End.

A ceremony of lessons and carols beginning at 11 p.m. will precede the Mass at the cathedral basilica, on the corner of Lindell Boulevard and Newstead Avenue.

A 5 p.m. vigil Mass Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, also will be celebrated there.

Saturday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day Masses at the cathedral basilica will be at 8 and 10 a.m. and at noon. There will be no 5 p.m. Mass Christmas Day.

Midnight Mass will be celebrated at the Basilica of St. Louis King of France (Old Cathedral), 209 Walnut St., Downtown. Carols will begin at 11:30 p.m. A Christmas Eve vigil Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m.

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