Advent 2016 at Totino-Grace

Advent means arrival. In the season of Advent, the church prepares to celebrate the coming of Jesus. We recall the past, celebrate the present, and look to the future with hope. We prepare to celebrate not only the birth of Jesus but his presence in our family. We wait for the return of the Lord at the end of time when all hope will be fulfilled. We await the coming of the light that will shine in the darkness, shining light on our path to peace. Click HERE to read Dr. Nora Flom's reflection from our Advent Wreath Blessing prayer service.

The video below was created by the De La Salle Christian Brothers of the Midwest District to help us remember -- and share with others -- what the Advent Liturgical season is all about.

Throughout Advent, Totino-Grace will offer a variety of opportunities for students and staff:

The Giving Tree

We will again renew our Giving Tree Program. Near the entrance of school, Student Ministry has a Christmas Tree with request tags for Christmas gifts. Take an ornament, purchase the gift on each side, and deliver it to the Campus Ministry office by Monday, December 20. Gifts must be unwrapped and delivered with the tag from the tree.

Prayer Tree

We invite you to a new opportunity to pray this Advent. Outside of the Chapel will be a tree and a variety of paper ornaments. You are invited to write an intention on one of the ornaments and then place it on the tree. These intentions will be prayed for at every Tuesday morning Mass during Advent.

Friday Rosary

Join us in saying the rosary on Friday mornings at 7:00 a.m. in the Chapel. The rosary is a scripture based prayer that allows us to enter into a deeper relationship with Christ as we await his coming this season. Rosaries will be available in the chapel or you can bring your own. A member of the TG community will lead the rosary. All are welcome! If you have never prayed the rosary, we welcome you to attend and participate.

25 Days to Christ

Totino-Grace will launch 25 days of Christ on December 1. Each day, students and staff will receive an email to countdown the days to Christmas while recalling the life, scripture, and prayers centered around Christ.


On Wednesday, December 14, all students will have an opportunity to celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation during religion classes or free periods. Our day will begin with a reconciliation prayer service at 7:45 a.m.

Worship and Prayer

Our community will gather on the following dates to celebrate Mass.

  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass - Thursday, December 8 at 7:45 a.m.
  • Mass Before Christmas Break -  Wednesday, December 21 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Mass with our chaplains - Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m.
  • Student Ministry communion service - Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 a.m.


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