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Advent Schedule

November 30, 2012

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Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are beginning, invites us to pause in silence to understand a presence. It is an invitation to understand that the individual events of the day are hints that God is giving us signs of the attention he has for each one of us. How often does God give us a glimpse of his love! - Pope Benedict XVI

Programs


Christmas Giving Tree to benefit Catholic Charities of New Hampshire.

Trees with gift tags are located in Alumni Hall 1st floor, Abbey Church lobby, and Campus Ministry. Please return wrapped gifts with tags to Campus Ministry, Cushing, by Friday, December 14. 

Advent Reflections Sign up for daily Advent email reflections at campusministry@anselm.edu

Campus RENEW offers the opportunity to form small peer-led faith sharing groups.  Campus RENEW groups meet for an hour each week for Scripture reflection, discussion and prayer. 

Christmas Cards and Books are available for purchase in Campus Ministry, Cushing and the Abbey Church, lower level.

Calendar of Events & Liturgies


Saturday, December 1

DecemberSong, a service of readings and songs of the Advent and Christmas Seasons by the Saint Anselm College Choir at 7:30 p.m.  in the Abbey Church

Sunday, December 2
First Sunday of Advent

  •  Mass at 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • "Confessions" Sacrament of Reconciliation, 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level
  • Traditional Blessing of Manger Scene and Christmas Tree with candlelight procession, immediately following the 7 p.m. Mass, plaza behind Alumni Hall, Christmas Carols and refreshments to follow, hosted by Knights of Columbus, Red Key Society and Campus Ministry.

Monday, December 3
Memorial of St. Francis Xavier, missionary

  • "Confessions" Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level
  • Mass, 5:15 p.m. upper Abbey Church

Tuesday, December 4

  • Morning Mass 7:45 a.m., Lady Chapel, lower level of Abbey Church
  • Christian Meditation, 8:00 a.m. Abbey Church, lower level
  • "Confessions" Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level
  •  Mass, 5:15 p.m. upper Abbey Church
  • Eucharistic Adoration, 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral contact Fr. Anselm at asmedile@anselm.edu to join the group
  • Campus RENEW @ 8:30 p.m. in Abbey Church, lower level

Wednesday, December 5

  • "Confessions" Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level
  • A Celebration of Light, Intercultural Holiday Dinner, 5:00 p.m., North Lounge, Cushing Center hosted by Campus Ministry and the Multicultural Center
  • Mass, 5:15 p.m. upper Abbey Church
  • Mass at 10:00 p.m. Lady Chapel, lower level of Abbey Church
  • RCIA Rite of Welcome at 10 p.m. Mass

Thursday, December 6
Memorial of St. Nicholas, bishop

  • Morning Mass 7:45 a.m., Lady Chapel, lower level of Abbey Church
  • "Confessions" Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level
  • Mass, 5:15 p.m. upper Abbey Church
  • Rosary, 8:00 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level

Friday, December 7
Memorial of St. Ambrose, Doctor of the Church

  • Runners RENEW at 7 a.m. in Carr Center Dance Room
  •  "Confessions" Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level
  • Mass for memorial of St. Ambrose, 5:15 p.m. upper Abbey Church
  • The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Vigil Mass, 7 p.m. Lady Chapel, lower level of Abbey Church.

Saturday, December 8
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

  •  The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mass 11:30 a.m. only, Abbey Church.

Sunday, December 9
Second Sunday of Advent

  • Mass at 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  • "Confession" Sacrament of Reconciliation, immediately following the 7 p.m. Mass, Abbey Church, lower level

Monday, December 10

  • "Confessions" Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.     Abbey Church, lower level
  • Mass, 5:15 p.m. upper Abbey Church

Tuesday, December 11

  • Morning Mass 7:45 a.m., Lady Chapel, lower level of Abbey Church
  • Christian Meditation, 8:00 a.m. Abbey Church, lower level
  • "Confessions" Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level
  •  Mass, 5:15 p.m. upper Abbey Church

Wednesday, December 12
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • "Confessions" Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level
  • Mass, 5:15 p.m. upper Abbey Church
  • Last 10 p.m. Mass for the semester

Thursday, December 13
Memorial of St. Lucy, martyr

  • Morning Mass 7:45 a.m., Lady Chapel, lower level of Abbey Church
  • "Confessions" Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level
  • Rosary prayer, 8:00 p.m., Abbey Church, lower level

Friday, December 14
Memorial of St. John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church

  • Christmas Giving Tree gift drop off in Campus Ministry, Cushing
  • Mass, 5:15 p.m. upper Abbey Church

COLLEGE RECESS BEGINS, ACADEMIC YEAR LITURGY SCHEDULE RESUMES MONDAY JANUARY 14

Sunday, December 16
Third Sunday of Advent, "Gaudete Sunday"

  • Mass at 8:30 a.m.
  • The Christmas recess begins, Mass celebrated daily at 8:30 a.m. until Sunday, January 14 except on Christmas Day.

Sunday, December 23
Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • Mass at 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, December 25
Christmas Day

  • The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
    Mass at 12, Midnight & 11 a.m., Abbey Church

Tuesday, January 1

  • Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God
    Mass at 8:30 a.m., Abbey Church, choir section

Celebration of the Eucharist in Advent

(When the college is in session) Abbey Church

  • Sunday: 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Monday: 5:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7:45 a.m. lower church & 5:15 p.m. upper church
  • Wednesday: 5:15 p.m., upper church & 10 p.m. lower church
  • Thursday: 7:45 a.m. lower church & 5:15 p.m. upper church
  • Friday: 5:15 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11:50 a.m.

Liturgy of the Hours

(when the college is in session) Abbey Church

The college community is welcome to celebrate the Liturgy of the Hours with the Benedictine Monks of Saint Anselm Abbey.  Please arrive a little early and a monk will assist you with seating and orientating you with the prayer book. Seating is in the choir section behind the main altar.

Sunday
Morning Prayer     Lauds                    7:10 a.m.
Daytime Prayer     Terce                      8:30 a.m.
Evening Prayer     Vespers                  5:30 p.m.

Monday through Friday
Morning Prayer     Vigils & Lauds     6 a.m.
Daytime Prayer     Sext                         12 p.m.
Evening Prayer      Vespers                  7:05 p.m.

Saturday
Morning Prayer      Vigils & Lauds     6 a.m.
Evening Prayer       Vespers                 5:35 p.m.
Office of Readings  Vigils                     7:30 p.m.

Reconciliation

(when the college is in session) Abbey Church, lower level

  • Sunday 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Christian Meditation

(when the college is in session) Abbey Church, lower level

  • Tuesday 8 a.m.

Rosary

(when the college is in session) Abbey Church, lower level

  • Thursday 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Abbey Church is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for prayer and reflection. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the chapel to the right of the sanctuary.

For additional resources for Advent and Christmas, see http://www.usccb.org/advent