Lessons & Carols
Save the Date for an Evening of Prayer and Song

Arts Phelan Chapel of the North American Martyrs

A free, wonderful holiday event!

All friends and members of the Jesuit High School Community are invited to join our Chamber Singers and JHS Drama in an evening of prayer and song, as we celebrate the season of Advent and prepare ourselves anew for the birth of our Savior this Christmas.

Doors open at 6:30pm, and the service begins at 7:00pm.

History of Lessons & Carols

In 1918, the Dean of King’s College, Cambridge University, 34-year-old  Eric Milner-White, desired to create an Advent prayer service that would invite the participation of readers and singers of various ages from the university as well as from the town of Cambridge. He wove together scripture and song into a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols,  a liturgical celebration of the Advent season intended to remind the faithful of the promises of old now fulfilled in the birth of our Savior.

We are proud to continue this tradition in the Jeffrey ’80 and Elizabeth  Phelan Chapel of the North American Martyrs in our own way, using traditional and contemporary hymns and texts.  We, too, encourage your prayerful participation, especially when invited to join the choir in song.