Today or at least for most of us this battle is won. We have light, heat,
transportation, and antibiotics. But we’re not in the clear. As someone said,
“Advent is the Church linking arms to get it safely to eternity.”
Advent is a rite of passage, a passover. We celebrate the Winter Solstice
when the rate of lessening day light decreases and suddenly, stands still.
(That’s what “solstice” means). All creation stands in sympathy with the sun,
almost breathless and wondering would the days grow longer again. (Didn’t you
ever wonder if the sun would ever rise, like those last moments before dawn?)
Campus Ministry invites you to the schedule of Advent-ure preparing us to
celebrate the Christ Festival, the Celebration of the triumph of Light over
darkness. Learn more about ancient traditions, celebrate the Viterbo,
Franciscan approach to the season and feel the comfort and solitude of a time
of holiness and wholeness. It is our hope that Advent may enable you to wish
your loved ones a blessed Christmas with the words “because of you I wait with
more excitement for the One whose coming is certain.”
Mass Schedule for San Damiano Chapel
Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 5:15 p.m.
Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation)
Friday, Dec. 7 at 5:15 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Wednesday, Dec. 12 at noon
Christmas Eve Prayer Reflection, Midnight Mass
Monday, Dec. 24 at 11:30 p.m., followed by Midnight Mass
Christmas Day Mass (Holy Day of Obligation)
Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 11 a.m.
New Year’s Day Mass – Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God (Holy Day of
Tuesday, Jan. 1 at 11 a.m.
in Our Community
The Warming Shelter is looking for volunteers. Campus Ministry will be in
charge of coordinating volunteer efforts for Sunday Nights. The Warming Shelter
is organized by Catholic Charities and works with several groups and
organizations to provide up to 15 people a night a free meal and a warm place to
stay. If you are interested in learning more, contact Emilio Alvarez.
The schedule of Mass times at San Damiano Chapel can be found at