What was Christmas Eve Mass like in your parish last year? Packed, right? Stressful? As early as possible? Like Nativity, it was probably just a terrible experience for everyone.
Fr. Michael wanted to try something different at the Church of the Nativity. He moved Christmas Eve mass to the state fair grounds. In Appendix A, Michael and Tom explain how they responded to the overwhelming criticism of the decision and made it one of their most revered traditions.
The point isn’t Christmas Eve, it’s about effecting cultural change.
Listen to Bob, Joe, and Brian discuss changing the culture of Christmas.