Saint Martin’s University slates Holiday Procession of Carols and Candlelight Mass

November 22, 2006

Lacey, Washington—The Saint Martin’s University Chorale, in collaboration with the Campus Ministry office, will host the annual procession of carols and candlelight Mass starting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, December 3 in Saint Martin’s Old Main building, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, in Lacey. The public is invited to this free, family event designed to arouse the Christmas spirit in one and all.

The Saint Martin’s Chorale and Concert Band, under the direction of Darrell Born, will perform old and new Christmas favorites as guests stroll though Old Main’s beautifully decorated halls. Saint Martin’s international students will add to the spirit by presenting a variety of food, music and holiday traditions from their native countries, showcasing Christmas around the globe.

A candlelight Mass will be held at 6:40 p.m. in the Abbey Church and will feature the student liturgy choir and a prelude by the Saint Martin’s Chorale. At 8:00 p.m., luminaries will light the way back to Old Main’s Saint Gertrude Dining Hall for the Christmas tree blessing by Abbot Neal Roth, O.S.B.

The evening will conclude with refreshments and a performance by the Saint Martin’s Concert Band and the American Legion Band. Please RSVP through the Office of Institutional Advancement, 360-438-4366, or

Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. A Catholic, Benedictine university, Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,200 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey, Washington main campus, and 600 more to three extension campuses.

For Additional Information:
Anne Kirske
Interim communication director