At St. Anne Catholic Church in Seal Beach, we’ve celebrated Midnight Mass at 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve since s far back as 1993. But this year our new senior priest, Fr. Al Baca, wanted an actual Midnight Mass. So, on Dec. 25 at midnight, with 89 people in attendance, we celebrated the time when Jesus was born, with Fr. Al at the celebrant, Dcn. Steve Byars joining Fr. Al, and Seminarian Michael Nguyen assisting at Mass. It was a very touching and moving celebration of the first of the Three Masses of Christmas.
—Submitted by Donald Miller