Saint Martin's Procession of Carols and Candlelight Mass
November 17, 2009
Lacey, Washington – The Saint Martin's University
Chorale, in collaboration with the Office of Campus Ministry and the
Office of International Programs and Development, will usher in the
Christmas season with the annual Procession of Carols and Candlelight
Mass on Sunday, December 6. This family event, which is free and open to
the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. in Saint Martin's Old Main building in
Between 5:30 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, Saint
Martin's international students will be presenting a variety of food,
music, and holiday traditions from their native countries, showcasing
Christmas around the globe.
The fourth floor will also feature a special guest:
parents and children will have an opportunity to take pictures with
Santa Claus himself!
At 7:00 p.m., guests can proceed to the Candlelight
Mass, which will take place 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 p.m.
The evening will conclude in Old Main's Saint
Gertrude Dining Hall at 8:00 p.m., where Abbot Neal Roth, O.S.B. will
perform a Christmas tree blessing followed by refreshments.
For more information, contact Susan Leyster,
Director of Campus Ministry at 360-438-4381 or
Saint Martin’s University is an independent
four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-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.
For additional information:
Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of Communications & Marketing