OPENING OF THE LITURGY
The parent(s) offer an opening prayer in these or similar words. Parents are encouraged to creatively consider asking questions about or sharing with their children the purpose of Christmas.
Jesus, you are the Son of the living God, who is always present to us. You came into the world born of a human family. You were conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, guarded and protected by St. Joseph. Today, and every day, we pray Lord God, that You will bless our family and make us more like You. Amen.
On this day, we celebrate Christmas. Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus and that He is our greatest gift. Best of all, the Christmas season continues until the Baptism of Jesus in January! That means we can celebrate the true meaning of Christmas every day for a few more weeks.