Christmas services

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Sisters of St. Benedict Christmas invitation
FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict invite everyone to join them for their Christmas celebrations.
Christmas Eve services at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand will be held at 10 p.m. Dec. 24. A carol service will precede the Mass, beginning at 9:30 p.m.  Refreshments will be served in the monastery dining room immediately after Mass.
Christmas morning Mass Dec. 25 will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in the monastery church.
This year, every day of advent, a sister will provide a reflection on the day’s readings on www.thedome.org/advent. Viewers can take a moment to read each day’s entry to help spiritually prepare for Christmas.
The Christmas lights display adorning “Grotto Hill” on the monastery grounds are currently lit at night and will continue to be through Jan. 6.
Guided tours of Monastery Immaculate Conception are regularly given Tuesday through Friday at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Guided tours will not be given from Dec. 24 through Jan. 2.
For your Christmas shopping needs, the Sisters of St. Benedict’s For Heaven’s Sake gift shop hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The gift shop will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1.  For Heaven’s Sake is also online at forheavensake.org. 
Simply Divine bakery items, including the German Christmas traditional Springerles, are also available at the gift shop and online. All times are eastern standard.

St. Meinrad monks welcome guests to Christmas services
ST. MEINRAD – The public is welcome to join the Benedictine monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey as they celebrate Christmas in the Archabbey Church.
On Christmas Eve, vigils will begin at 7 p.m. and Mass will be celebrated at 10 p.m.
The Mass of Christmas Day will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 25.
Mass is celebrated each day in the Archabbey Church at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. However, during the Christmas season, Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 26 and Dec. 27.
Also, the Archabbey Library will be closed Dec. 22-25 and Dec. 29-Jan. 1. The Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 31, and Jan. 1.

Deer Creek Baptist to host Christmas services Sunday
TELL CITY – Deer Creek Baptist Church will hold Christmas service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
There will also be Christmas caroling at 6 p.m. Sunday. “Silent Night, Holy Night” will be performed by the adult choir.  All are invited to attend.