Mass for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 24, will be held at 8:30 a.m. instead of at the usual 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass time.
Christmas Eve services will begin in the monastery church at 9:30 p.m. with a carol service. Mass will follow immediately. Refreshments will be served in the monastery dining room after Mass.
Christmas Day Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in the monastery church.
The Christmas lights display adorning Grotto Hill on the monastery grounds will be lit nightly through January 7.
Guided tours of Monastery Immaculate Conception are regularly given Tuesday through Friday at 10 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1 and 2 p.m. Guided tours will not be given from December 23 through January 1. Self-guided tour booklets will be available from the receptionist during that time period.
Monastery Gift Shop, located on the north side of Monastery Event Hall, is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Monastery Gift Shop will be closed December 24, 25, and January 1.
Monastery Gift Shop carries many different items that would make excellent Christmas gifts, including the traditional Springerle cookies and popular Hildegard cookies made by Monastery Baked Goods.
All times listed are Eastern.