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Christmas, New Year church services

Christmas, New Year church services

Many churches are planning special Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve services to celebrate the reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ. Following is a list of Christmas services in the local area, published as a service for readers seeking a place to worship. Services take place on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, unless otherwise noted.

La Vernia

The La Vernia United Methodist Church, 830-779-2621, will hold candlelight services at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. A Blue Christmas uplifting service will be at 8:30 p.m. in the historic chapel for those who have lost a loved one or are alone during the holidays.

St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 830-779-3131, will hold a Children’s Mass at 4 p.m. and a bilingual midnight Mass. Christmas Day Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m.

On New Year’s Eve, Mass will be held at 5:30 p.m. and at 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day, with a Spanish-only Mass at 11:30 a.m.

The Immanuel Lutheran Church, 830-253-8121, will offer Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion services at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Christmas Day service with carols and Holy Communion will be at 10 a.m. On Jan. 1, only a 10 a.m. worship service will be held. No Sunday school.

Life Church of La Vernia, 830-947-3480, will hold a family-friendly candlelight service at 5 p.m. On Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, service will be offered at 10 a.m.

Grace Bible Church, 830-779-5200, will hold its Christmas Eve services at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the La Vernia Independent School District Auditorium.

New Year’s Day services will be held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the church.

New Berlin

The Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, 830-303-4669, will have special Christmas services at 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve and 10 a.m. on Christmas Day.

On Sunday, Jan. 1, they will have Christmas Hymnsing services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

St. Hedwig

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 210-667-1232, will have a Vigil Mass at 5 p.m. and midnight Mass. Mass will also be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 25.

A Vigil Mass will be held at 6 p.m. New Year’s Eve. Mass will be held at 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. New Year’s Day.


The First Baptist Church, 830-996-3456, will hold a Christmas Day worship service at 10 a.m. There will not be an 11 a.m. service.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 830-996-3415, will celebrate Mass at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. Christmas Day Mass will be at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

New Year’s Eve Masses will be at 4 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9 p.m., followed by New Year’s Day Mass at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

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