The Nine Lessons and Carols (or Advent Lessons and Carols) is a service of worship, music, and celebration. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the coming of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told through the readings of Genesis, the prophetic books, and the Gospels. These beautiful readings are interspersed with choral anthems, congregational singing, and hymns of praise. This is truly a time of pause and reflection as we prepare our hearts for Jesus's coming.
Lessons and Carols has been a St. Mary tradition for over 20 years, and we are proud to bring this tradition to St. John XXIII Parish for our second year as we gather with our full faith community. Please join us at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 10, at St. Mary church for a wonderful hour of music and sacred scripture that will surely comfort the soul and draw our minds and hearts towards God.
We invite everyone to stay for some holiday hospitality in the Gathering Space immediately following the service! Come meet new friends, have light refreshments, and share joy with each other.
A free-will donation will be accepted to benefit the work of our parish chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.