A Short Description of the Christmas Services at Christ Church

130 Prince Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505

Office: (609) 298-2348  office@ccbtown.com

Pastoral Emergencies: (732) 859-5823

DEC. 19: The Vigil of the Fourth Sunday in Advent

  • 5:30 pm: Advent Pageant, 20 minutes

                         Vigil Mass, 20 minutes

  • 6:30 pm: Pizza Party (Bring Dessert to Share)

The Advent Pageant is a yearly chance for our children to act out with joy the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ in story and song. The Pageant is followed by the Canon of the Mass. After the Mass we join with our children for pizza and fun in the parish hall.


  • 6:00 pm: Family Mass w. Blessing of the Creche, 70 min.

The Family Mass begins with the children who wish to participate processing with the Altar Party to the Creche, carrying the figures of the same. The creche is assembled and blessed, the children returning to their families. After a said Mass with Christmas carols, the children gather for the story of St. Nicholas and to receive candy canes.

  • 11:00 pm: Sung Mass of the Nativity w. Procession, 70 min

The Sung Mass begins with a full procession and a station at the Creche. The full choir participates in the Sung Mass and incense is used; many carols are sung. The Sung Mass is a festive and triumphant way to greet our Savior at His birth.


  • 10:00am: Said Mass w. Carols, 60 minutes

The Christmas Day Mass is a said Mass with carols. A quieter morning service and a wonderful way to begin Christmas Day.