A Special Opportunity for Adoration, Prayer, and Reflection
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Tuesday, December 19

Church
9 am – 12 pm – Eucharistic Adoration
12 pm – Prayer Service followed by Eucharistic Procession
to the second floor of the Gleeson Building

Second Floor of Gleeson Building, McDonough Hall
12:30 – 4 pm – Eucharistic Adoration
7:30 pm – Prayer Service with Eucharistic Procession to the center of the Advent Circle Garden
8 pm – 12 am – Eucharistic Adoration within the Advent Circle Garden

The Advent Circle Garden is a unique, meditative Advent experience. The origin of this practice is from the Waldorf method of education: a number of years ago, some catechists from the Family Mass Community adapted the ritual for the children in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. One walks in the spiral, one at a time, in silence, carrying a candle. Along the spiral’s path, one can reflect on the beauty and bounty of God’s creation, the words of the Prophets, and the biblical narratives of Jesus’ infancy. As one walks back out of the spiral, they may choose a place to set their candle down, adding their own light to the garden. All who gather around the garden share in the contemplative silence.

Please join us for the evening to experience this beautiful event for yourself!