Advent & Christmas
At Advent, we prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus Christ, both his birth and his return as our Savior and his eternal kingdom. Through services of reflection and anticipation, our hearts are opened to welcome God into our lives.
For the season of Christmas we celebrate the fulfillment of God’s promise that a child would be born to a virgin in a lowly manger in Bethlehem and offer salvation to all. The festive season is filled with pageantry and joyful songs.
Wed., Dec. 13
Rorate Caeli Mass
The “Rorate Mass” is a traditional Advent custom of offering Mass in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This candlelit Mass reminds us that Christ is the light who shines in the darkness. As we await the coming of the Christ-child, we also honor Our Lady who said “yes” to God’s plan of salvation.
Sun., Dec. 24
The Eve of the Nativity
Join us as we begin a celebration of Christmas with the Eve of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ with our 4 p.m. Family Service and a 10:30 p.m. Solemn High Mass.
Mon., Dec. 25
Join us on Christmas Day at 10 a.m. for a service celebrating the birth of our Lord with scripture and music. This service will not be live-streamed. If you are unable to attend, we invite you to watch Christmas Mass at Washington National Cathedral at 10:15 a.m. CST.