Midnight Mass is ultimately a religious service and ceremony, but it’s also a Christmas tradition that dates back centuries and welcomes everyone. Here are some reason why you should attend Midnight Mass, even if you’re not strictly religious.
It’s a great chance to meet more of your neighbours
Midnight Mass, being held at your local church, is a great way to meet other local people and families. In this day and age, we’re not always that familiar with our neighbours, but attending your local Christmas Eve service is a great chance to meet those that live so close. You might also learn about other upcoming local events – it’s just about taking that first step and getting involved with your community.
It makes Christmas Eve a social one
When you’re younger, Christmas Eve is perhaps the most magical and exciting night of the year, but as you get older, some of the magic is lost and it’s tempting to just go to bed early. But attending Midnight Mass brings a little magic back to Christmas as an adult, it’s something that turns Christmas Eve into an occasion, kickstarting the fun of Christmas Day. Midnight mass is both a great end to Christmas Eve, and a great start to Christmas Day.
It’s a chance to celebrate the important parts of Christmas
Christmas has become fairly over-commercialised in recent years, and it’s easy to lose sight of what Christmas is really all about. Whether you want to celebrate Christ, or be thankful for family, friends and loved ones, Midnight Mass is a time to rejoice and be grateful for everything you have.
Of course the present-giving and Christmas dinner eating are all exciting parts of Christmas, but Midnight Mass is a great time to celebrate the fundamentals of Christmas, without the commercial aspect.