The faithful are welcome to the preparation and celebration of the miracle of the Christ child's birth at St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee and St. Mary in Gilberts.
"By centering on Christ, let us strengthen our families, parish and community by gathering together this Christmas for the peace and tranquillity of Confession and Holy Mass," said Father Matthew DeBlock, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Church and St. Mary-Gilberts.
In preparation of Christmas, the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) will be offered at St. Catherine of Siena Church following its regular schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m.; Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m.; Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. until finished and 3:15 to 4 p.m. and at St. Mary, Gilberts on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Mass schedules for St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee are:
The Vigil of Christmas -- Christmas Eve on Sunday, Dec. 24
• 4 p.m. Mass with Adult Choir Prelude at 3:45 p.m.
• 6 p.m. Mass with Music Prelude at 5:45 p.m.
• Midnight Mass (with incense) with Music Prelude at 11:30 p.m.
The Nativity of the Lord -- Christmas Day on Monday, Dec. 25
• No 7:30 a.m. Mass
• 9:30 a.m. Mass with Music Prelude at 9:15 a.m.
• 11:30 a.m. Mass with Music Prelude at 11:15 a.m.
Mass schedules for Christmas Day at St. Mary, Gilberts on Monday, Dec. 25
• 9 a.m. (with incense).
Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God -- at St. Catherine of Siena Church only:
• Monday, Jan. 1, on New Year's Day -- 9 a.m. Mass
St. Catherine of Siena Church is located at 845 W. Main St. in West Dundee. St. Mary is located at Matteson Street and Galligan Road in Gilberts.
For more information, call the St. Catherine of Siena parish office at (847) 426-2217.