A Christmas Mass for the lonely and grieving

The birth of Christ is depicted in stained glass at St. Michael's Cathedral in Toronto. (CNS/Nancy Wiechec)The homily I heard at Mass this morning touched on, among other things, looking out for people who are feeling lonely or sad this Christmas, perhaps because this is the first Christmas without a loved one. It reminded me of this story I read the other day about a special Christmas liturgy “that the lonely and the grieving can call their own.” Details of the “Blue Christmas” Mass and how it has been adapted for the lonely or grieving are in the National Catholic Reporter.

PHOTO: The birth of Christ is depicted in stained glass at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto. (CNS/Nancy Wiechec)

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