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, November 30 (1st Sunday of Advent): 10:30am and 9:00pm
  • Sunday, December 7 (2nd Sunday of Advent): 10:30am  / 9:00pm Mass is Mass and Pancakes in the Audubon Room (Danna Center)
  • Sunday, December 14 (3rd Sunday of Advent - Gaudete Sunday): 10:30am
  • Sunday, December 21 (4th Sunday of Advent): 10:30am
  • Wednesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve): 6:30pm Caroling, 7:00pm Mass
  • Thursday, December 25th (Christmas Day): No Masses

ADVENT RESOURCES (from Loyola Press)

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