Feast of St. Stephen – second day of Christmas
Today is the second day in the octave of Christmas. The Church celebrates the Feast of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. Stoned outside Jerusalem, he died praying for his executioners. He was one of the seven deacons who helped the apostles; he was “filled with faith and with the Holy Spirit,” and was “full of fortitude.” The Church draws a comparison between the disciple and his Master, emphasizing the imitation of Christ even unto the complete gift of self. His name is included in the Roman Canon.
Mass schedule (Our Lady of Czestochowa Chapel – lower Church)
7:30 am – Mass in English
8:00 am – Mass in English
10:00 am – Mass in Polish
1:30 am – Mass in English