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Enjoy Your Favorite Sacred Heart Christmas Traditions

It’s Christmastime here at Sacred Heart! And with the Christmas season comes many of our favorite traditions that we usually celebrate together – like our choir singing Christmas carols or the annual Children’s Christmas pageant. Since we can’t be together in person this year, we’ve recorded videos of both so that you can watch in the comfort and safety of your own home. We hope you enjoy both of these presentations. Merry Christmas!


Children’s Christmas Pageant

 


Christmas Carols with the Sacred Heart Choir

 

How Will You Celebrate Christmas with Us?

Make Your Plans to Celebrate Christmas With Us
We have been working hard to provide you and your family with as many options as possible to celebrate the birth of our Savior while keeping everyone safe and healthy. Take a look at the many opportunities we have and learn more about each below:

  • Join us in person at the church or at the North Campus (but make sure you have a reservation!)
  • Watch three of our Masses online in the comfort and safety of your home
  • Receive Communion on Christmas Day at our North Campus from the safety of your car
  • Park across the street from the church and listen to Mass via radio (89.3 FM)
  • Celebrate Mass at our outdoor service on Christmas Day (no reservation needed)

Reserved Seats Still Available for Our Christmas Masses
Due to our limited seating capacity during the pandemic, Sacred Heart will require a reservation for each and every person wishing to attend any of our Christmas Masses, either at the church or at the North Campus. There are still limited seats available at select Masses. Please confirm your attendance by making a reservation.


Planning to Watch Online?
We know many of you remain hesitant to attend Mass in person for the safety of yourself and others. We will be live streaming on our Vimeo channel for the Christmas Eve 4 p.m., 11 p.m., and Christmas Day 9:30 a.m. Masses should you plan to view in the safety of your own home.

We are also offering Communion at our North Campus (3515 N. Florida Ave.) on Christmas Day, from 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., if you would like to receive the Eucharist from the safety of your car.

If you can’t join at these specific times, the livestream videos should be available to view 15 minutes after each Mass has ended. Watch here.


Don’t Have a Reservation for Mass?
If you don’t have a reservation for Mass, you can park across the street from the church and listen to Mass on your car’s radio. We will be broadcasting live each of our six Masses at the church on 89.3 FM. A Eucharistic Minister will also come to the parking lot during Mass to distribute Communion.


Prefer to Sit Outside for Mass?
If you feel safer outside, our 10 a.m. Christmas Mass at the North Campus will be an outdoor service. Bring your own lawn chairs or sit in one of the folding chairs provided. There is no reservation needed.


Safety Guidelines
Please note: Sacred Heart requires everyone who plans to attend one of our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses to adhere to the following safety protocols:

  • Sanitizing your hands when entering and leaving the church.
  • Wearing a protective mask while inside the church building, North Campus, or any area where crowds have the potential to gather, except when receiving Communion.
  • Respecting the 6-foot distancing rule from others who are not in your household.
  • Limiting seating to every other pew. Please respect the parts of the church that are roped off.
  • Receiving Communion via hand.