WATCH: Advent in Two Minutes

What is Advent all about? How is Advent different than Christmas? In a BRAND NEW version of our classic video, we explain this special season in the Church and why the experience of waiting, hope, and preparation is still so important in our lives today.

Why Do We Go to Midnight Mass on Christmas?

Keeping vigil has always been a spiritual practice in Catholicism. This is what we are essentially doing by attending any “Vigil” mass, we wait in joyful hope for the coming of the Savior.

There is also a Biblical reference here that can be included. The Shepherds in Luke’s infancy narratives in his Gospel were keeping watch over their sheep on the nightly vigil. In a sense, we are the same shepherds today and we are entrusted to keep watch over one another.

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