At St. John Cristosomo Roman Catholic Church, the small English-speaking group will celebrate Mass Christmas morning (Monday, December 25) at 11 a.m. with Father Miguel Sención and seasonal songs with organ and violin accompaniment by the Valdivia family’s five-member orchestra. For details, call Sención, (cel) 331-749-1003. The church is near Sears in the Grand Plaza shopping mall at Vallarta and Lazaro Cardenas.
St. Mark’s Anglican Church will celebrate Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 6 p.m., with Mass and music by a 10-member choir with regular and professional singers directed by Debbie Matthew with Ana Silvia Guerrero on organ. The music consists of traditional hymns and choral anthems capped by “Silent Night” during a candle lighting ceremony, with Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” as a finale. The chapel, known for its acoustics, will be filled with poinsettias. Following worship, refreshments are offered in the church hall. The parish also focuses on its “angel tree” project, providing gifts for a family with six children. Chichimecas 836, corner of Aztecas, just north of Plaza Mexico, in Colonia Monraz. End of bus route 33-A. (33) 3641-6620.
Christ the Redeemer Presbyterian Church is having its English Christmas Eve service during regular Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. December 24. Guitar, piano and vocal hymns and Christmas music are planned, along with a Christmas-themed sermon by Pastor Thomas Kunkel. In addition, a bilingual new year thanksgiving service is planned for Sunday, January 7, noon. “This has always been a special, open service with people giving testimony about what they are thankful for in the past year,” Kunkel said. Callejon del Iris 45 off Cto. de las Flores N., Ciudad Bugambilias. (33) 3684-5448.