December 9, 2016

Sisters of Providence announce Advent and Christmas season Masses

The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have announced the schedule of Advent/Christmas season Masses and services to celebrate and honor the birth of Jesus.

All services are open to the public and to people of all faith traditions. All gatherings take place in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 1 Sisters of Providence, on the grounds of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, in St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

Mass on Sundays of Advent will be at 11 a.m. on Dec. 11 and Dec. 18. Advent Vespers will be at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 11 and Dec. 18.

The Mass for the conclusion of the Advent season will be at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 24. The Christmas Eve Festival of Lessons and Carols will be from 7-8 p.m. that evening, when the Sisters of Providence and the wider community gather for a service that will include Scripture readings, prayer, singing of carols and candle lighting.

Christmas Day will be celebrated with Mass at 11 a.m. on Dec. 25.

The Feast of the Holy Family will be celebrated with Mass at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 30.

The Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, a holy day of obligation, will be celebrated with an 11 a.m. Mass on Jan. 1, 2017.

Mass for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord will be at 11 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2017, and Mass for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2017.

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