Christian Holiday Services

Christmas Services

Candlelight Festival of Lessons and Carols
Sun., Dec. 4, 2022, 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. 4, 2022, 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. 7, 2022, 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.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Service
Wed., Feb. 22, 2023, 5-6 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

The Chaplaincy will offer an ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at 5 p.m. on February 22 in the Chapel.

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday Mass
Sun., April 2, 2023, 5 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

Palm Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on April 2 in the Chapel.  The service will begin with the blessing and procession of palms.

Good Friday Service
Fri., April 7, 2023, 3 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

The Chaplaincy will hold a Good Friday service at 3 p.m. on April 7 in the Chapel. The 20-minute service will include a reading of the last seven words of Jesus.

Easter Sunrise Service
Sun., April 9, 2023, 6:30 a.m.
Columbarium Garden

The Chaplaincy will hold an Easter Sunrise service on April 9 in the Columbarium and Memorial Garden, adjacent to the Chapel. The thirty-minute service will include scriptures, prayers, traditional Easter hymns, and a brief sermon. A light breakfast reception will follow in the Wilton Center Multifaith Room.

Easter Mass
Sun., April 9, 2023, 5 p.m.
Cannon Memorial Chapel

Easter Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on April 9 in the Chapel.