Christmas begins with midnight mass at Holy Name Cathedral

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CHICAGO — As they’ve done for decades, Chicago’s Roman Catholics began their Christmas at Holy Name Cathedral with a traditional midnight mass.

It was a chance to relive the Christmas story in song, ceremony and symbolism.

Archbishop Blase Cupich challenged the parishioners and visitors to carry with them the lessons of that holy night 2015 years ago.

In his homily, Cupich said, “The shepherds (who visited the baby Jesus) remind us that our fate is not just for ourselves, to give us courage; but rather, our faith lives are to be an example, to be a gift that should enrich others, enrich the community, the church which, like Mary, considers each of our lives a treasure.”

Archbishop Cupich will share that gift with inmates at the Cook County Jail in a special massat 9am.

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