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Many churches are planning special Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve services to celebrate the reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ. Following is a list of Christmas services in the local area, published as a service for readers seeking a place to worship. Services take place on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, unless otherwise noted.

Cestohowa

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 830-745-2633, will offer midnight Mass, as well as 10 a.m. Mass Christmas morning. Additionally, Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

Elmendorf

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 210-635-8539, will hold a Vigil Mass at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., with Mass at 11:30 a.m. on Christmas Day. A New Year’s Eve Vigil Mass will be held at 6 p.m. followed by a Mass on New Year’s Day at 11:30 a.m.

Falls City

The Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 830-254-3539, will hold a Shepherd’s Mass featuring the Children’s Choir at 4:30 p.m. and a Shepherd’s Mass at 10 p.m. featuring the Parish Choir on Christmas Eve. A Nativity of the Lord Holy Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Christmas Day.

The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (holy day of obligation) Mass will also be held on New Year’s Eve at 4:30 p.m. and on New Year’s Day at 9:30 a.m.

Floresville

The First Lutheran Church, 830-393-2747, will offer worship services on Christmas Eve at the area nursing homes, starting at 9:30 a.m. in the Regency Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, followed by a 10:30 a.m. service in Floresville Residence & Rehab Center, and a candlelight service in the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home at 1:30 p.m. Worship services will also be held in the church at 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.

The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 830-393-6117, will have a children’s Christmas Mass and pageant at 6 p.m. and midnight Mass. On Dec. 25, Solemnity Masses will be celebrated at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. A Vigil Mass will be held at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31, followed by New Year’s Day Masses at 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.

The First Baptist Church, 830-216-4946, will hold worship services on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Additionally, a candlelight service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 24.

The Floresville United Methodist Church, 830-393-2425, will hold a candlelight service on Christmas Eve at 7 p.m.

The Oak Hills Community Church, 830-216-2273, will hold worship services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, with Bible study at 9:15 a.m. Both services will include a Children’s Christmas Drama. A Lord’s Supper Service will be held on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. A worship service will also be held on Sunday, Dec. 29, at 10:30 a.m. with Bible study at 9:15 a.m.

Hobson

The St. Boniface Catholic Church, 830-780-3559, will hold a Christmas Eve Mass at 6 p.m. and a Christmas Day Mass at 8 a.m.

Karnes City

The St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 830-780-3947, will hold Mass at 8 p.m. in St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Fashing and a 6 p.m. and midnight Mass at St. Cornelius. Christmas Day Mass will be at 9 a.m. in Karnes City. New Year’s Day Mass will be at 9 a.m.

Kosciusko

St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 830-745-2541, will celebrate Koledy at 2:30 p.m. followed by Mass at 3 p.m. and Children’s Mass at 10 p.m. Mass will be held at 8 a.m. on Christmas Day.

Mass will be held at 5:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve and at 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

La Vernia

The La Vernia United Methodist Church, 830-779-2621, will hold candlelight services at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. A Blue Christmas uplifting service will be at 8:30 p.m. for those who have lost a loved one or are alone during the holidays.

St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 830-779-3131, will hold a Children’s Mass at 4 p.m. and a bilingual midnight Mass. Christmas Day Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.

On New Year’s Eve, Mass will be held at 7 p.m. and at 9:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day.

The Immanuel Lutheran Church, 830-253-8121, will hold Holy Communion and candlelight services at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Christmas Day service with communion will be at 10 a.m.

The Life Church of La Vernia, 830-534-6640, will hold a Christmas Eve service at 5:30 p.m.

Grace Bible Church, 830-779-5200, welcomes everyone to its Christmas Eve service at 6:30 p.m.

New Berlin

The Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, 830-303-4669, will have services at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

On Sunday, Dec. 29, they will have a Christmas Hymnsing service at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Panna Maria

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 830-780-2748, is planning a 5 p.m. Mass at the St. Helena’s Mission Church and a midnight Mass in Panna Maria. A Christmas Day Mass will be at 9 a.m. in Panna Maria.

A New Year’s Eve Mass will be held at 5 p.m. and on New Year’s Day at 9 a.m.

Poth

The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 830-484-3302, will have Mass at 6 p.m. with a Children’s Play and another Mass at midnight. On Christmas Day, Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m.

On Dec. 31, Mass will be held at 6 p.m. and on New Year’s Day at 9:30 a.m.

The St. John Lutheran Church, 830-484-3691, will hold a Children’s Program on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 8:30 a.m. and caroling at 5 p.m.

Christmas Eve services will be at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. A Christmas Day service will be held at 8:30 a.m.

San Antonio

The Resurrection United Methodist Church, 210-649-2636, invites all to its Christmas Eve candlelight worship service at 6:30 p.m.

Saspamco

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 210-635-8539, will hold a Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m. as well as a New Year’s Mass at 10 a.m. on Jan. 1.

St. Hedwig

The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 210-667-1232, will have a 5 p.m. and midnight Mass with caroling at 11:30 p.m. Mass will also be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 25.

A Vigil Mass will be held at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve. Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. New Year’s Day.

Stockdale

The Christ United Methodist Church, 830-996-3007, will have a Children’s Christmas Pageant at 4 p.m. followed by its Candles and Carols service.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 830-996-3415, will celebrate Mass at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and midnight. Christmas Day Mass will be at 9 a.m.

New Year’s Eve Mass will be at 5 p.m. followed by New Year’s Day Mass at 10 a.m. and noon.

Sutherland Springs

The First Baptist Church, 830-947-3333, will hold a candlelight service at 6 p.m.

A hayride with caroling will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, at 6 p.m.
 

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