Christmas is the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord. It is the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Christmas is one of the most important days in the Church year. On this day, we recognize the mystery of our loving God who became incarnate to save us. The liturgical season of Christmas begins with the vigil Masses on Christmas Eve and concludes on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 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.