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Lend Thy Light: A Time of Reflection on the Season 
Wed., Dec. 9, 2020, 12:30-1 p.m., Zoom

The holiday season is a time to pause and reflect on all that has occurred throughout the year, and 2020 has certainly brought unique challenges. This year, our annual Lend Thy Light Service will be held via Zoom from 12:30-1 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 9. The first fifteen minutes of the service will follow the liturgy of midday prayer, and we will read a Psalm responsively, hear a Gospel lesson and offer intercessions on behalf of our community and world.  The second half of the service will include a time of reflection with music and silence and an opportunity to consider our joys and thanksgivings, sorrows and hurts, and to remember in prayer those who have been significant in our journey this year. All are welcome. Please contact Bryn Taylor, Associate Chaplain, for a Zoom link. 

ASH WEDNESDAY

Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 5 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

The Chaplaincy will lead an ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service from 5-6 p.m. on February 17, 2021, in the Chapel.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES

Palm Sunday Mass 
Sunday, March 28, 2021, 5 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

Palm Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on March 28, 2021, in the Chapel. The Mass will begin with the blessing and procession of palms.

Good Friday Service
Friday, April 2, 2021, 3 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel


The Chaplaincy will hold a Good Friday service at 3 p.m. on April 2, 2021 in the Chapel.  

Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday, April 4, 2021, 6:30 a.m.
Columbarium Garden

The Easter sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. on April 4, 2021, in the Columbarium Garden, adjacent to the Chapel. The service will include scripture, prayer, traditional Easter hymns, and a homily. A light breakfast reception will follow in the Wilton Center Multifaith Room.

Easter Mass
Sunday, April 4, 2021, 5 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

Easter Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on April 4, 2021, in the Chapel.

CHRISTMAS

Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols
Sun., Dec. 5, 2021, 5 and 8 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

In partnership with the Department of Music, the Chaplaincy will hold the annual Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols on Sun., Dec. 5, 2021 at 5 and 8 p.m. in the Chapel. The university's Schola Cantorum and Women's Chorale will present new and familiar Christmas carols and anthems in the tradition of the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols that was first held at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England, on Christmas Eve 1918. The services conclude with the lighting of candles by the congregation and the singing of Silent Night. Prelude music will begin twenty minutes before each service.

Lend Thy Light: A Time of Reflection on the Season 
Wed., Dec. 8, 2021, 12-1 p.m. 
Cannon Memorial Chapel

December is a month marked by the hectic pace of holidays and exams. It is also a season when we pause to reflect on all that has occurred throughout the year. This time of reflection offers an opportunity to consider your joys and thanksgivings, sorrows and hurts, and to remember in prayer those who have been significant in your journey this year. During this hour, seasonal music will be played, and a candle lighting station will be available for those who wish to acknowledge prayers or intentions. There will be no formal service, and you may come and go as needed. All are welcome.