Christmas is the time that the Church celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world, the Son of God. It is called ‘The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord’ and we celebrate and acknowledge the birth of the Saviour of the World who alone can deliver from sin and death and receive freely new life. We joyfully give thanks for the greatest of all Christmas Gifts, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
The season is from Christmas Day, December 25 up to the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, January 8. The liturgical Christmas season comes immediately after the four weeks of Advent and includes:
This feast celebrates the ways Christ made Himself known to humanity; e.g.
The visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-12)
The Baptism of Jesus (Mark 1:9-11
The Miracle at Cana (John 2:1-11).
7. January 8 - Feast of the Baptism of our Lord.
[from Catholic News Agency – 30/11/2017].