Sunday, December 23 — 4th Sunday in Advent. Suggested reading Matthew 1:18-24.
Wednesday, December 26 — St. Stephen Day, the Christian remembrance of their first martyr.
Friday, December 28 — Holy Innocents Day or Childermas, the Christian day commemorating the male children killed by King Herod in his attempt to eliminate the threat he believed Jesus posed to his rule.
Sunday, December 30 — Feast of the Holy Family is Catholic celebration of family love as exemplified by the family of Jesus. Suggested reading Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23.
Tuesday, January 1— Gantan-sai, the Shinto New Year festival, calls on the faithful to pray for inner renewal, prosperity and health.