Thursday, December 4, 2014

​Christmas Light Service, Pre-Finals Breakfast Dec. 11

The Christmas Light Service is set for  Thursday, Dec. 11, in Saint Thomas More Chapel, followed by the traditional Pre-Finals Breakfast in the dining room.

Prelude music by the women’s choir will begin at 8:30 p.m., and the Christmas Light Service begins at 9 p.m. Dr. Erich Lippman, assistant professor of history, will be the guest lay preacher. This has become a wonderful Saint Mary’s tradition of lessons, carols and simple theatrical portraits of the Christmas Story. The service will end with a procession and the lighting of the campus Christmas tree.

After the lighting, typically more than 700 students attend the Pre-Finals Breakfast, which is hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs and Chartwells Food Service. The breakfast is served by faculty and staff from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Aside from the delicious breakfast, Santa will make an appearance, and Christmas caroling is planned.