The Octave of Christmas, January 1. This day is a “holy day of obligation”. This important day encompasses many celebrations: The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, New Year’s Day, World Day of Prayer for Peace, and Independence Day for Haiti.
Masses are as follows
Vigil Masses (Dec. 31)
4:00 p.m. St. Joseph
4:00 p.m. St. Mary Church
5:30 p.m. St. Peter and Paul Church
7:00 p.m. St. Mary Church (in Spanish)
Masses during the day, Jan. 1
8:30 a.m. St. Joseph Church (Polish and English)
10:00 a.m. St. Peter and Paul
12:00 p.m. St. Mary (Haitian Creole)
After the 12:00 p.m. Haitian Mass, all are welcome to a traditional Haitian celebration, sharing great food including squash soup (Soup Joumou).