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Advent and Christmas Schedule

November 29, 2011

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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

Advent Reflections - ‎'Be on your guard, stay awake, because you never know when the time will come.' - Mark 13:33
Sign up for daily Advent email reflections at campusministry@anselm.edu

Campus RENEW offers students 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. cmarkham@anselm.edu

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

Schedule

Wednesday, November 30
4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. - "Confessions" Sacrament of Reconciliation, Abbey Church, lower level
8:30 p.m. - Women's RENEW in Campus Ministry Conf. Rm.
9 p.m. - Eucharistic Adoration, Lady Chapel, lower Abbey Church
10 p.m. - Mass, Abbey Church, lower level
10 p.m. - RCIA Rite of Welcome Mass
All Day - Service & Solidarity Auction in Campus Ministry and online bids

Thursday, December 1
World AIDS Day
8 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.Christian Meditation, Abbey Church, lower level
12 - 6 p.m. - 4th annual Fair Trade Fair, Upper Cushing
5 p.m. - A Celebration of Light, Intercultural Holiday Dinner, North Lounge, Cushing
8 p.m. - Rosary, Abbey Church, lower level

Friday, December 2
• Campus Ministry Open House 11 - 2
• Runner's RENEW @ 8 a.m. in Carr Center Dance Rm.

Saturday, December 3
• DecemberSong, service of readings and songs of the Advent and Christmas Seasons by the Saint Anselm College Choir, 7:30 p.m., Abbey Church

Sunday, December 4
• The Second 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
• Men's RENEW @ 5 p.m. in Campus Ministry
• Traditional Blessing of Manger Scene and Christmas Tree with candlelight procession, immediately following the 7:00 p.m. Mass, plaza behind Alumni Hall, Christmas Carols and refreshments to follow, hosted by Knights of Columbus, Red Key Society and Campus Ministry.
• Nursing RENEW @ 8:30 p.m. in Campus Ministry Conf. Rm.
• Arts RENEW @ 8:30 p.m. in Dana Conf. Rm.

Monday, December 5
• Christian Meditation 9 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level
• "Confessions" Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level

Tuesday, December 6
• Christian Meditation, 8:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Abbey Church, lower level
• WBA send-off Mass at 7 p.m. Lady Chapel, lower Abbey Church

Wednesday, December 7
• "Confessions" Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level
• Eucharistic Adoration @ 9 p.m., Lady Chapel, lower Abbey Church
• NO Mass at 10 p.m.

Thursday, December 8
• The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mass at 10:30 a.m. only, Abbey Church, modified class schedule
• Rosary prayer, 8:00 p.m., Abbey Church, lower level
• Christian Meditation, 8 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level

Friday, December 9
• Christmas Giving Tree gift drop off in Campus Ministry, Cushing

Sunday, December 11
• The Third Sunday of Advent: Mass at 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
• "Confessions" The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available immediately following the 7:00 p.m. Mass, Abbey Church, lower level

Monday, December 12
• Christian Meditation 9 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level
• "Confessions" The Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.Abbey Church, lower level

Tuesday, December 13
• Christian Meditation,8:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level.

Wednesday, December 14
• "Confessions" The Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level, Confessions resume Monday, January 16th.
• Eucharistic Adoration @ 9 p.m., Lady Chapel, lower Abbey Church
• Mass at 10:00 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level

Thursday, December 15th
• Rosary prayer, 8:00 p.m., Abbey Church, lower level
• Christian Meditation, 8 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. Abbey Church, lower level
SCHEDULE RESUMES MONDAY JAN 16th

Sunday, December 18
• The Fourth Sunday of Advent: Mass at 8:30 a.m.
• The Christmas recess begins, Mass celebrated daily at 8:30 a.m. until Sunday, January 15th except on Christmas Day.

Sunday, December 25 Christmas Day
• The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
Mass at 12 Midnight & 11:00 a.m., Abbey Church

Sunday, January 1 New Year's Day
• The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God
Mass at 8:30 a.m., Abbey Church, choir section


Celebration of the Eucharist (when the college is in session), Abbey Church
Sunday           11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Monday          5:15 p.m.
Tuesday          5:15 p.m.
Wednesday     5:15 p.m., upper church, 10:00 p.m. lower church
Thursday        5:15 p.m.
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.
Night Prayer                          Compline                                 7:30 p.m.
In Old Choir Chapel

Monday through Friday
Morning Prayer                      Vigils & Lauds                         6:00 a.m.
Daytime Prayer                      Sext                                         12:00 p.m.
Evening Prayer                      Vespers                                    7:05 p.m.

Saturday
Morning Prayer                      Vigils & Lauds                         6:00 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          4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday     4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Christian Meditation (when the college is in session), Abbey Church, lower level
Monday          9:00 p.m.
Tuesday          8:00 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Thursday            4:30 p.m.

Rosary (when the College is in session), Abbey Church, lower level
Thursday        8:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

* The Abbey Church is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 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