I meant to ask you to take the chair and tell us how you would handle your parish’s Mass schedule this year that Christmas falls on a Saturday. I know some parishes have as many as two well-attended Saturday nights. What are you going to do on the evening of December 25th this year? Cancel? Do the usual confessions-plus-Mass? Or will the Christmas festivity “outrank” the Holy Family Vigil?
On a related front, we’ve landed five weddings in the last two years on or near New Year’s Eve. I played a wedding on New Year’s Day last year, and I have two on the Eve this year. Would you believe one of the brides requested I play her favorite Christmas song, “Go Tell It On The Mountain” for the end?