Christmas Eve midnight Mass has been one of the richest traditions in the Catholic Church for decades. But many parishes in the area, and throughout the country, have moved away from midnight Mass in order to offer more services earlier in the evening. “Midnight Mass was long an important part of the Christmas celebration for Catholics around the world,” said Fr. John Broussard, CPM, rector at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. “We want to be sure that those who want to carry on that tradition can do so.” Midnight Mass will be celebrated in the Apparition Chapel at the Champion Shrine on Christmas Eve/Christmas morning. Fr. Broussard will celebrate the midnight Mass. Christmas Day also marks the conclusion of the Shrine’s Novena in Preparation for the Nativity of the Lord. Those wishing to pray the Novena are encouraged to visit the Champion Shrine website at ShrineOfOurLadyOfGoodHelp.com, click on Novena and enter an email address to receive a daily prayer in your inbox. The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is located at 4047 Chapel Drive in Champion, centrally located between Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay and Algoma. It is open 365 days a year, from 7 am to 7 pm.