Advent at Loyola
Advent begins Sunday, December 1st. Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (meaning, "ad-venio" in Latin or "to come to") is the season leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. Advent devotions remind us of the meaning of the season. Special Advent devotions include the lighting of the Advent wreath; the Advent calendar which helps remind us of the season with daily thoughts and activities; and Advent prayers that prepare us spiritually for the birth of Jesus Christ.
Masses in Ignatius Chapel
Sunday, December 1st (1st Sunday of Advent): 10:30am and 9:00pm
Sunday, December 8th (2nd Sunday of Advent): 10:30am
9:00pm Mass is Mass and Pancakes in the Audubon Room (Danna Center)
Sunday, December 15th (3rd Sunday of Advent - Gaudete Sunday): 10:30am
Sunday, December 22nd (4th Sunday of Advent): 10:30am
Tuesday, December 24th (Christmas Eve): 6:30pm Caroling, 7:00pm Mass
Wednesday, December 25th (Christmas Day): No Masses
A Taize prayer service with the sacrament of Reconciliation will be held on a date tbd at the University of New Orleans, in the Newman Center Chapel. The prayer service is co-sponsored by the Newman Center at UNO and Loyola University.