NativityAdvent begins Sunday, December 3 2017 and ends on Monday, December 25, 2017. 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 during Advent 2017

  • Sunday, December 3 (1st Sunday of Advent): 10:30am and 9:00pm
  • Sunday, December 10 (2nd Sunday of Advent): 10:30am  / 9:00pm Mass and Pancakes in the Audubon Room (Danna Center)
  • Sunday, December 17 (3rd Sunday of Advent - Gaudete Sunday): 10:30am
  • Sunday, December 24 (4th Sunday of Advent): 10:30am

Advent Resources from Loyola Press  >>> Click HERE 

Advent Resources from the the U.S. Catholic Bishopis (the Lectio Divina for Advent)  >>> Click HERE

Georgetown University offers a daily reflection during Lent 2018.  Sign up >>>HERE