A catered community dinner will be held at the parish hall of St. Francis de Sales Church on Benedict Avenue in Benedict, Maryland, at 8:00 pm on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, for those who may be alone at Christmas or are struggling financially. Anyone wishing to attend may contact the parish pastor, Reverend Father Kevin Cusick, in advance on 301-274-3416 to make reservations.
At midnight, a parish Missa Cantata for the Nativity of the Lord will be offered. This Mass has been added to our seven-day schedule. The sung Traditional Latin Mass will be immediately preceded by carols at 11:30 pm.
Following the Mass, a potluck breakfast will be served in the church hall. Those planning to attend are asked to call Pam on 301-884-8869 and let her know what they plan to bring.
St. Francis de Sales Church is located in Charles County about 45 minutes to an hour south of the Capital Beltway (I-95/495). Established in 1903, the parish has offered the Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday since the first Sunday of Advent 1989.