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Catholic Mass and Feast Days
Online Celebrations & Traditions

Rejoice!

As we approach Christmas, we invite you to join us for our Holidays & Holy Days Concerts featuring talented musical artists from across Catholic Extension-supported dioceses.

Join us on this page on Sunday, December 20th at 8 pm EST as we welcome these musicians to our digital stage! 

  • Mary Did You Know – Francis Leblanc from the Diocese of Lafayette
  • O Holy Night – Sinai from the Diocese of Stockton 
  • Little Drummer Boy –  Missionary sisters supported by Catholic Extension 
  • Silent Night – St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church Children’s Choir from the Diocese of Biloxi

Holidays & Holy Days Concert: Part 1

Our first Songs in Solidarity: Holidays & Holy Days concert took place on Sunday, December 13th. In case you missed it (or just want to watch it again) here is the recording!

  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Catholic Extension President Father Jack Wall
  • Feliz Navidad – Missionary sisters supported by Catholic Extension
  • O Holy Night – Francis LeBlanc from the Diocese of Lafayette

Traditions in the Kitchen

Christmas Eve Gumbo

Elizabeth Reau and Shirley Cormier from the Diocese of Lafayette sat down with us to share their gumbo recipe and explain the importance of this dish in their Catholic faith and Christmas traditions. 

In Louisiana, many families celebrate Christmas with a Réveillon, or festive feast after returning home from midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. The name of this celebration comes from the French word “réveil,” or “awakening.”

Schedule of Events

  • Sunday, November 1st at 9AM EST

    HOPE – As we celebrate the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, please join us for a Mass of hope and remembrance for our departed loved ones.

    • Discover how this feast day is connected to the Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos. Together we take a virtual visit to the Diocese of El Paso to learn more.

    Día de los Muertos Traditions
  • Thursday, November 26th at 8AM EST

    THANKSGIVING – On Thanksgiving Day, we will stream an online Mass of thanksgiving for God’s blessings and infinite grace.

    Thanksgiving Mass
  • Sunday, December 13th, at 9AM EST

    JOY – On Gaudete Sunday, join us for a Mass of joy for what is to come, the birth of Christ, on the Sunday we light the pink candle in Advent

Songs in Solidarity Holidays and Holy Days Concert

Sunday, December 13th at 8PM EST

Join us for a Christmas concert with special performances by Father Jack Wall & talented musical artists from across Catholic Extension supported dioceses.

In addition to these Masses, we invite you to journey with us across the country during Thanksgiving and Advent. American Catholicism is rich in culture and tradition.

We share common faith, but celebrate in unique and meaningful ways. Walk with us as we explore food, music, and customs that bring the holiday season to life for the faithful across our country.