Christmas 2018: Christmas Day

Our English mass for Christmas Day was at St. Joseph Church at 10:00 AM.  We had quite a few visitors but surprisingly, the total number of people attending was maybe even a bit less than an average Sunday.

This year we had a new crew decorating the sanctuary and church for Christmas and they did a very good job.
Honoring the Book of the Gospels before proclaiming the Christmas story in Luke’s account of what happened in Bethlehem.
I like to move around in the church while preaching. That almost wasn’t possible today because our body mic stopped working, but then at the last minute it revived and I was able to walk the main aisle and show a picture to illustrate a point.
We had many visitors and filled the hall but had fewer people standing in back than usual.