Here at The Compass, we’ve been receiving press releases from various stores telling us how they plan to open early for Black Friday shoppers. Early — as in midnight. And there’s no doubt that those stores will be packed with night owls looking for deals on the best gifts ever for Christmas.
Now this is not meant to be a jab at churches’ Mass schedules, because their congregations generally decide (by showing up) what time they prefer to attend a Mass. But does it make anyone wonder why those congregations don’t ask for more Midnight Masses on Christmas Eve — or Christmas Day Mass at Dawn for that matter? It sure seems as if a lot of people are primed and ready to get a head start on getting the best Christmas Gift ever.