Christmas Liturgies to be Presided by Pope Francis

Schedule Released December 13 by Vatican

Christmas Liturgies
Pope Francis At Midnight Mass On Solemnity Of The Lord 2020 © Vatican Media

Following are the Christmas Liturgies of 2021-2022 to be presided over by the Holy Father Francis:

Friday 24 December 2021

SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD

Papal Chapel

Saint Peter’s Basilica, 19.30

The Holy Father Francis will celebrate Holy Mass on the night of the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord.

The Eucharistic Celebration will be preceded by the preparation and the singing of the Kalenda.

 

Saturday 25 December 2021

SOLEMNITY OF THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD

“Urbi et Orbi” Blessing, 12 noon

The Holy Father Francis will address his Christmas message to the world and will impart the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing.

 

Friday 31 December 2021

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

Saint Peter’s Basilica, 17.00

The Holy Father Francis will celebrate First Vespers of the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, followed by the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, the traditional singing of the hymn “Te Deum” at the end of the civil year, and the Eucharistic Blessing.

 

Saturday 1 January 2022

SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

Papal Chapel

Saint Peter’s Basilica, 10.00

The Holy Father Francis will celebrate Holy Mass of the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God on the Octave of Christmas, 54th World Day of Peace.

 

Thursday 6 January

SOLEMNITY OF THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

Papal Chapel

Saint Peter’s Basilica, 10.00

The Holy Father Francis will celebrate Holy Mass on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord.