Advent & Christmas with the Franciscans

Advent & Christmas with the Franciscans

One of the many nativities from around the world at 'A Franciscan Christmas' at the Christian Moerlein Event Center

One of the many nativities from around the world at 'A Franciscan Christmas' at the Christian Moerlein Event Center

"May the coming Advent Season be a time of joyful anticipation & hope.
--SJB Provincial Minister Fr. Mark Soehner

Join the Franciscans in your journey through Advent to the birth of our Savior.

The first day of Advent is Sunday December 2.  Franciscan Media has created an Advent booklet to fit in your pocket. 'Advent with Saint Clare,' by Susan Hines-Brigger is free.

To receive a free copy click here.

Offer valid in the US only.  If you live outside of the US, contact us for the electronic version at


Advent & Christmas Events Around the Province

Franciscan Monastery to the Holy Land
1400 Quincy Street N.E., Washington, D.C. 20017
Saturday, December 22 – Day of Recollection Retreat
Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve – Lighting of the Luminaria at 1:00 pm.
Christmas Vigil Masses – 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm, and Midnight
Christmas Day Masses – 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and Noon

Holy Family Parish
3027 Pearl St., Oldenburg, IN 47036
Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1 - Holiday Under the Spires

Church of the Transfiguration
25231 Code Road, Southfield, MI 48033
Sunday, December 9 – Blessing and Breakfast for Retired Religious
Tuesday, December 18 – Christmas stories and cookie exchange at 7:00 PM

St. Anthony Shrine

5000 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45223
Wednesdays, December 5, 12, & 19 – “Leave a Chair for Christ” at 7:00 PM
For more information, click here.

St. Clement Church
4536 Vine St, St. Bernard, OH 45217
Sunday, December 2 - “O Come, O Come” Advent Concert at 7:00 PM
Monday, December 17 – Advent Reconciliation Service
Sunday, December 23 – Blessing of Expectant Parents (all Masses)
Christmas Eve – 4:00 PM, Vigil Mass: Children’s Liturgy
10:00 PM Carols and Vigil Mass
Christmas Day Mass – 10:30 AM

St. Francis Seraph Church
1615 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
A Franciscan Christmas
November 25 – January 1, 2019 - Live Outdoor Nativity
November 23 – December 30 - International Christmas Display at Christian Moerlein.1621 Moore Street.
Click here for more information about A Franciscan Christmas.
November 30 & December 1 - Saengerfest! Choral Festival from 7:00 - 10:00 PM.
December 28 - Open House from 6:00 - Midnight. Appetizers and cash bar.

St. Monica-St. George Parish Newman Center
328 W. McMillan Street, Cincinnati, OH  45219
Tuesday, December 4 – Advent Evening of Reflection for Women, 6:30 – 8:30 PM PM, Tickets $15
Thursday, December 6 – Taize Prayer Service, 6:15 – 6:45 PM. Contact Jill for more information at

St. Francis Retreat House
3918 Chipman Road, Easton, PA 18045
Monday, December 17 – A Franciscan Christmas, Mini-Retreat, Dinner 6:00 PM, Presentation 7:00 – 9:00 PM (Register by December 10, Donation $30)

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