21 December: the Retreat House closes for the Christmas Break (it reopens Wednesday, 28 December).
24 December: First Vespers of Christmas, 5:30 PM
24 December Recital of Christmas Carols by Madelaine MacNeil in the Cool Spring House (the “Mansion”) at 7:45 through 8:15 PM. Because of the church renovations and the limited room in the Chapter Room, Maddie MacNeil will perform in the east room of the Cool Spring House. Some people in the past have come only for her music, not for the Mass, because this isn’t their church, those who only wish to hear the recital could gracefully leave at 8:15 PM.
24 December: Christmas Vigils and Night Mass, 8:30 PM
25 December: Lauds, 8:00 AM (not 7:00 AM as in our usual schedule)
25 December: Mass, 11:00 AM
25 December: Vespers, 5:30 PM followed by Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament
25 December: Compline, 7:30 PM