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At the Vigil Mass of Christmas, children gather in the vestibule to join the procession.


Some of our young people carry parols, traditional Filipino lanterns...


...while others escort the figures of Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, and the animals which will be blessed and placed at the manger scene.


Taking a moment to play before the procession begins!


The children of the Youth Music Program, with tenor Alex Mansoori, sing a choral prelude.












Father Ryan incenses the altar at the beginning of the Mass.


At some of our Christmas Masses there are almost as many people standing as there are in seats!


During the singing of the Gloria, a brilliant star descends from the oculus.  Special thanks to Teresita and Adolfo Guerrero, who create a new parol for Christmas every year.


During the reading of the Gospel narrative of the birth of Jesus, the figures for the manger scene are brought forward.






Father Ryan invites all the children present to come forward for the blessing of the manger scene figures.


A young mother shows her little girl how to help bless the manger scene figures.




Christmas morning.  Deacon David Olsen carries the Gospel Book in the procession.


We all sing "O come all ye faithful" with gusto on this sunny Christmas morning!


Archbishop Brunett presides at the Midnight Mass and the 12 o'clock Noon Mass on Christmas Day.


Howard Fankhauser and Norman Smith sing the Christmas psalm:  "Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord!"






The beautiful service of Vespers and Benediction on the afternoon of Christmas day.


Merry Christmas!

 

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