American Martyrs Announces Christmas Mass ScheduleDec 16, 2020 01:16PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
American Martyrs Catholic Church in Manhattan Beach
American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach has announced its Christmas Mass schedule. There are outdoor, in-person Masses available but you must register in advance to attend those services.
Outdoor Mass times include:
Christmas Eve (December 24):
1:30 p.m. (Celebrant: Msgr. Barry, Music: Matthew Leon & Monica Leon)
4:00 p.m. (Celebrant: Msgr. Barry; Music: Micah Jones and Evelyn Fajardo)
6:00 p.m. (Celebrant: Fr. Joe Kammerer; Music: Dcn. Derek Brown)
8:00 p.m. (Celebrant: Fr. Rick Prindle; Music: Dcn. Derek Brown)
Christmas Day (December 25):
7:30 a.m. (Celebrant: Fr. Joe Kammerer; Music: Dcn. Derek Brown)
9:30 a.m. (Celebrant: Fr. Tom Kelly; Music: Kate Comstock)
11:30 a.m. (Celebrant: Msgr. John Barry; Music: Micah Jones and Evelyn Fajardo)
1:00 p.m. (Celebrant: Fr. Rick Prindle; Music: Micah Jones and Evelyn Fajardo)
To register to attend any of the above Masses, please visit AmericanMartyrs.org/Christmas and scroll down to the forms where it says "Register for Mass."
To celebrate at home, you may view all of the above Masses via livestream, as well as two additional livestream Masses at 10:30 p.m. and midnight on Christmas Eve (no registration necessary).
For those attending a Christmas Mass in person please note: The Christmas altar will be placed at the base of the cascading fountain steps. The 15th Street parking lot gate will be closed to traffic, which will allow for socially distanced seating in the parking area outside the Welcome Center and plaza, in addition to the seating on the plaza itself.
"This past year has challenged us, but we have met the challenge and found ourselves a manger of shelter in one another’s hearts with the beams of joy, compassion, hope and love," said Monsignor John Barry in his message to parishioners.