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Advent and Christmas Events at Caldwell
Celebrate the joy and the hope of the Christmas season at Caldwell University.
Wednesday, December 4
Noon – Advent Mass, Student Center Gym
2 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Fair trade Christmas shopping village, Hall of Flags, Student Center
4:40 p.m. – Blessing and lighting of the creche and tree outside of Werner Hall
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Campus-wide dinner, Dining Hall, Jazz Band performance. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited.
6:30 p.m. – Christmas caroling at Marian Manor. Meet in the Hall of Flags to walk over. Contact Professor Rebecca Vega – firstname.lastname@example.org .
Friday, December 6
The annual Christmas Spectacular! Concert will be held, 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6 in the Student Center Gym. The university’s chorale will perform Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” with harp. The wind ensemble and honor band will perform an excerpt of Gustave Holst’s “Suite in F”. Seasonal music and the Christmas sing-along will complete the concert. Tickets are $10. Admission for Caldwell University students is free.
Sunday, December 8
“Lessons and Carols,” with an Advent scripture meditation inspired by The Saint John’s Bible, will be held at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8 in the Sister Mary Dominic Tweedus Chapel in the Newman Center on campus. It will feature prayer, music and illuminations from the Bible, which is the first illuminated, handwritten Bible of monumental size to be created in more than 500 years. It was commissioned by Benedictine Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota and the creative director was Donald Jackson, senior scribe to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Crown Office. Caldwell is hosting a Heritage Edition of the Gospels and Acts.
Giving Tree Project
Caldwell University’s Giving Tree Project helps to provide a Merry Christmas to families in local surrounding communities who are having difficulties making ends meet. Faculty, staff and students are invited to pick up a gift tag and purchase a gift to donate. Trees can be found in the lobby of Werner Hall, the Newman Center lobby, the Student Center lobby and in the rear hallway in the Student Center (down from the Mail Room).