Advent at St. Catherine’s

Walk with the Church through this holy season of longing! Here at St. Catherine’s, we will have diverse opportunities to help you tune your heart to the mystery of God’s coming.

Advent Vigil Night of Prayer

Saturday, December 2, 7 – 9 PM

Drawing from prayer traditions of both the Christian West and East, Rome and Byzantium, we will be “breathing with both lungs of the Church” in joyful expectation of the Messiah. The night will consists of Adoration, the prayer of the psalms, meditation on ancient Advent readings, and a powerful 6th century Byzantine chant named Akathist to the Theotokos. See more details on Facebook.


Psalms, Readings, and Adoration

Monday, December 4, 7 – 8 PM

Come, meditate on the Scripture and the ancient Church writers in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.


Penance Service

Tuesday, December 5, 7 – 9 PM

What better way to make your heart ready for Christmas than to go to confession? We will have multiple priests available that night to make sure that everybody can experience God’s healing presence through the sacrament of reconciliation.


Young Adult Advent Reflection with Bishop Oscar Solis

Wednesday, December 6, 6:15 – 8 PM, Cathedral of the Madeleine 

Our very own bishop Oscar will be leading us in this reflection on the meaning of Advent. All young adults in their late teens, twenties, and thirties from across the diocese are welcome!
6:15 p.m. Refreshments and Snacks – Cathedral’s Social Hall (Scanlan Hall)
7:00 p.m. Reflection, Adoration with Taize Music and Reconciliation (Main church)
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Neighborhood Interfaith Christmas

Sunday, December 17, 12 PM

Join us for the third annual Neighborhood Interfaith Christmas with the LDS University Ward. Following the 10:45 am Mass (around noon), both the Catholic and Mormon congregation will gather at St. Catherine’s for a reflection and Christmas caroling. Next, we will move over to the LDS social hall for a potluck lunch and networking. We need volunteers to provide soups and deserts! If you would like to help, please contact Angie at [email protected]