Holiday Services and Events

 

Chanukah Celebration

  • Dec. 24, 4 to 6 p.m. “Eight Nights Under the Lights”: A Temple Israel welcome to Chanukah with Havdalah with fried chicken, latkes and jelly donuts. Crown Beach, Eighth Street and Otis Drive. (Info: 522-9255)
  • Dec. 26, 3 to 5 p.m. “Eight Nights Under the Lights”: Tot Chanukah celebration with Melita Silberstein and Jen Altman of Octopretzel. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road. (By reservation: 522-9255)
  • Dec. 27, 7 to 9 p.m. “Eight Nights Under the Lights”: No-host Chanukah dinner. Mama Papa Lithuania, 1241 Park St. (By reservation: 522-9255)
  • Dec. 28, 7 to 8:30 p.m. “Eight Nights Under the Lights”: Chanukah celebration: yoga under the Chanukah lights. $19 per person. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road. (By reservation: 522-9255)
  • Dec. 29, 7 to 9 p.m. “Eight Nights Under the Lights”: Chanukah celebration: poker and game night for adults over 21. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road. (By reservation: 522-9255)
  • Dec. 30, 3 to 5 p.m. “Eight Nights Under the Lights”: Congregational Shabbat Chanukah dinner and family service. Bring menorahs and candles. Reservations required for 6 p.m. dinner: $6, children 12 and younger; $8 for adults and youth 13 and older. Temple Israel, 3183 Mecartney Road. (By reservation: 522-9255)

Christmas Eve Saturday, Dec. 24

  • 5:30 a.m. Simbang Gabi: Breakfast in Notre Dame Hall follows. St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (522-0181)
  • 5:30 a.m. Simbang Gabi: St. Albert Parish, 1022 Holly St. (522-2185)
  • 7:30 a.m. Daily Mass: St. Albert Parish, 1022 Holly St. (522-2185)
  • 8:30 a.m. Daily Mass: St. Philip Neri, 3108 Van Buren St. (522-2299)
  • 4 p.m. Vigil Family Mass: St. Philip Neri, 3108 Van Buren St. (522-2299)
  • 4 p.m. Family Service: Holy Eucharist and carols. Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. (523-7200)
  • 4 p.m. Mass of Christmas Eve for Children: St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (522-0181)
  • 4 p.m. Mass of Christmas Eve for Families: With the Children’s Choir. St. Joseph Learning Center, 1910 San Antonio Ave. (522-0181)
  • 4:30 p.m. Family Mass: St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 1427 Sixth St. (522-8933)
  • 5 p.m. Vigil Family Mass: Christmas musical prelude at 4:45, St. Albert Parish, 1022 Holly St. (522-2185)
  • 5 p.m. Intergenerational Service: Candlelight service with carols, bells, sacred music and the Christmas story, retold by the children and youth of the church. First Congregational Church, 1912 Central Ave. (522-6012)
  • 5 p.m. Candles, Carols and Holy Communion: Candlelight worship with leadership by children. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (522-5220)
  • v 5 p.m. Candlelight Service with Communion: Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak St.
  • 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Service: Bay Farm Christian Fellowship, 3180 Mecartney Road (769-2002)
  • 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Youth Mass: “Home for Christmas.” St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (522-0181)
  • 6 p.m. “Lessons, Carols and Candles”: Christmas Eve service begins at 6:30. First Presbyterian, 2001 Santa Clara Ave. (522-1477)
  • 7 p.m. Family Service: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. (523-0659)
  • 8 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass with the Spirit Ensemble: St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (522-0181)
  • 9 p.m. Candles, Carols and Holy Communion: Traditional candlelight worship. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (522-5220)
  • 9:30 to 10 p.m. Christmas Eve Carol Sing: Traditional Christmas Communion and candlelighting. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. (523-0659)
  • 10 p.m. Evening Mass: Christmas musical prelude at 9:45. St. Philip Neri, 3108 Van Buren St. (522-2299)
  •  10 p.m. Christmas Eve Concert: Christmas music and hymns. Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. (523-7200)
  • 10 p.m. Traditional Christmas Service: Communion and candlelighting. Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. (523-0659)
  • 10:30 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve service: Candle lighting and Holy Communion. Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. (523-7200)
  • 11 p.m. Musical Prelude of Christmas: With the adult choir. St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (522-0181)
  • 11:30 p.m. Carol Prelude: St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 1427 Sixth St. (522-8933)
  • Midnight: Mass. St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 1427 Sixth St. (522-8933)
  • Midnight: Mass: St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (522-0181)
  • Midnight: Mass. Christmas Musical Prelude at 11:45. St. Albert Parish, 1022 Holly St. (522-2185)

Christmas Day, Dec. 25

  • 7:30 a.m. Mass: St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (522-0181)
  • 8 a.m. Christmas Mass: St. Albert Parish, 1022 Holly St. (522-2185)
  • 8 a.m. Christmas Day worship: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (522-5220)
  • 8 a.m. Christmas Mass: St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 1427 Sixth St. (522-8933)
  • 9 a.m. Christmas Mass: St. Philip Neri, 3108 Van Buren St. (522-2299)
  • 9:30 a.m. Mass: St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (522-0181)
  • 10 a.m. Traditional Christmas Service: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1420 Lafayette St. (523-0659)
  • 10:15 a.m. Christmas Worship Service: Music and hymns. Christ Episcopal Church, 1700 Santa Clara Ave. (523-7200)
  • 10:30 a.m. Christmas Worship Service: Music with Morning Star Cantata. Alameda Christian Reformed Church, 2914 Encinal Ave. (521-0112)
  • 10:30 a.m. Christmas Mass: St. Albert Parish, 1022 Holly St. (522-2185)
  • 10:30 a.m. “God Bless Us Everyone”: Christmas Day service of worship. Fellowship hour follows. First Congregational Church, 1912 Central Ave. (522-6012)
  • 10:30 a.m. Christmas Mass: St. Barnabas Catholic Church, 1427 Sixth St. (522-8933)
  • 10:30 a.m. Christmas Day worship: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1323 Central Ave. (522-5220)
  • 10:45 a.m. “The Greatest Gift”: Christmas celebration. Twin Towers United Methodist Church, 1411 Oak St.
  • 11:30 a.m. Mass: St. Joseph Basilica, 1109 Chestnut St. (522-0181)
  • 11:30 a.m. Christmas Mass: St. Philip Neri, 3108 Van Buren St. (522-2299)

Feast of Mary, Mother of God Saturday, Dec. 31

  • 5 p.m. New Year’s Vigil Mass: St. Philip Neri, 3108 Van Buren St. (522-2299)
  • 5 p.m. New Year’s Vigil Mass: St. Albert Parish, 1022 Holly St. (522-2185)

New Year’s Day Sunday, Jan. 1

  • 9 a.m. New Year’s Mass: St. Philip Neri, 3108 Van Buren St. (522-2299)
  • 11 a.m. New Year’s Mass: St. Philip Neri, 3108 Van Buren St. (522-2299)
  • 8 a.m. New Year’s Mass: St. Albert Parish, 1022 Holly St. (522-2185)
  • 10:30 a.m. New Year’s Mass: St. Albert Parish, 1022 Holly St. (522-2185)