Celebrate the holidays with Saint Martin’s Procession of Carols
November 21, 2007
Lacey, Washington — The Saint Martin's University
Chorale, in collaboration with the Office of Campus Ministry and Office
of International Programs and Development, will usher in the Christmas
season with the annual Procession of Carols and Candlelight Mass on
Sunday, Dec. 2. This family event, which is free and open to the public,
begins at 5:45 p.m. in Saint Martin's Old Main building, 5300 Pacific
Ave. SE, in Lacey.
Between 5:45 and 6:20 p.m., guests are invited to
stroll the festively decorated halls of Old Main. The Saint Martin's
Chorale, under the direction of Darrell Born, will be performing old and
new holiday favorites on the second floor. On the fourth floor, SMU’s
international students will be presenting a variety of food, music and
holiday traditions from their native countries.
The Candlelight Mass will take place at 7:00 p.m. in
the Abbey Church and will feature the student liturgy choir. A prelude
to the Mass, performed by the Saint Martin's Chorale, begins at 6:30
The evening will conclude in Old Main's Saint
Gertrude Dining Hall. At 8:00 p.m., Abbot Neal Roth, O.S.B., will
perform a Christmas tree blessing, followed by refreshments and a
performance by the American Legion Band.
Saint Martin’s University is an independent
four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-acre
wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic
Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine
colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only
one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares
students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate
programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering.
Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious
backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension
campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base,
Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.
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Music department director