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Archbishop Lori celebrates Christmas Eve Mass at St. Ignatius Hickory
Archbishop Lori celebrates Christmas Eve Mass at St. Ignatius Hickory

Hundreds of parishioners at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Hickory attended a Christmas Eve Mass Wednesday with Archbishop of Baltimore William E. Lori leading the celebration. "This is a beautiful Mass, this Christmas Eve, so many families come, so many young people, so many children, and it's just a chance to welcome Jesus into our hearts and into our home and into our parish family," Lori said before the 4 p.m. service. Lori previously visited St. Ignatius, which is a couple of miles north of Bel Air, about two years ago for a Saturday evening Mass when he was appointed as the archbishop by then-Pope Benedict XVI as part of an effort to visit as many local parishes...

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