While many people consider Christmas over on the night of Dec. 25, Catholics know that the liturgical season of Christmas begins with the vigil Masses on Christmas Eve and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which in 2024 falls on Jan. 8.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops tells us: “During this season, we celebrate the birth of Christ into our world and into our hearts and reflect on the gift of salvation that is born with him, including the fact that he was born to die for us.”
As we continue to celebrate Christmas, please enjoy some festive photos from across the Archdiocese of Omaha.
Santa and Mrs. Claus greet students at Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha on the last day of finals.
Archangels share the news of Advent with students at Mary Our Queen School in Omaha.
Pre-K students at St. Philip Neri School perform “Away in the Manger.”
The Christmas program at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School in Omaha.
Students at Guardian Angels Central Catholic in West Point decorate cookies for residents of a local retirement home.
Students at St. Cecilia School in Omaha enjoy some reindeer games.
Christmas program at St. Michael School in Albion.
Living Nativity at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha.
St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Omaha holds its Tree Lighting event at the start of Advent.
Christmas program at Archbishop Bergan Catholic School in Fremont.
V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha celebrates its annual Saint Nicholas Night.