The Christian community will celebrate Christmas this week, with thousands attending church services in the St. Michael and Albertville area.
Here are times and places compiled for STMA residents.
St. Michael Catholic Church
Christmas Eve masses are set for 4 p.m. (Children’s Mass), 6:30 p.m. and 10p.m. (Midnight Mass). Attendees of the 4 p.m. service are asked to arrive early and make room for a large crowd. More than 1,500 people regularly attend this event, which is a tradition.
Christmas Day services are at 8 and 10:30 a.m.
St. Albert Catholic Church
Children’s Mass is set for 4 p.m., with Christmas morning sunrise mass at 7:30 a.m. A second Christmas Day mass service is set for 9 a.m.
Alleluia Lutheran Church
The church will hold two services on Christmas Eve, set for both 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Both are at the Historic St. Michael Church on Central Avenue in downtown St. Michael.
There will be a 10 p.m. prayer service at the Trinity Chapel at 10 p.m., located at 10495 30th St NE, St Michael.
Life in Christ Lutheran Church
Candlelight services at the church, which is located at the intersection of Main Avenue and 50th Street Northeast in Albertville, are set for 5 and 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Day services are set for 10 a.m.
Westbridge Community Church
This ecumenical church is holding to services on Christmas Eve. Westrbridge will meet at 2, 3:15 and 4:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve Day. Westbridge meets at St. Michael Middle School West.
Connect Church – St. Michael
Services are set for Christmas Eve at 5 p.m.