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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

It's Christmas Eve, year 2008, but it brings back another memory. When I was in high school, I was in the choir. We sang every Sunday at the 10:00 AM Mass, and on Christmas we sang at the Midnight Mass. Yes, we were able to have Midnight Mass back then.

On Christmas Eve, the choir would arrive early, about 10:30 PM and sing until it was time for Mass. It was a wonderful time, the air was cold and crisp. Almost everyone went to Midnight Mass, you would always see someone you knew. At the time I lived within walking distance of church. We would start practicing for Mass about a month before Christmas. We were good.

Every time I hear "O Holy Night" I remember those days. I've had many Christmas Eves since then, they were filled with happy memories too. But there was something special about Midnight Mass.

On that note, have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas. I hope you too have very happy memories of Christmas.

1 comment:

ms/sss said...

Merry Christmas! I went to Midnight Mass last night, ariving there before 11:30 p.m. so that I could enjoy listening to the carols being sung by the choir. You know, it's fun being retired and stepping back to let the younger generation enjoy the work and the fun and the triumphs that are the reward.
Now today, I can stay in my new PJ's all day if I want!
Happy New Year 2009!
ms/sss