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Advent is a season of waiting, something we have all become very familiar with during this tumultuous year. We are waiting for things to get better, to return to normal. We are waiting for a vaccine so we can reconnect with loved ones. Most importantly, though, we are waiting for the birth of our Savior.

It is only 26 days from the first Sunday of Advent — November 29 — to Christmas Day. What are you going to do to mark this time as we wait for Christ’s birth? Please consider joining the Jesuits West family for an Advent celebration involving parishes from across our province.

On each of the four Sundays of Advent and on Christmas Eve, a different Jesuit parish, and one chapel, will celebrate Mass not only for its own community but for the friends and supporters of the Jesuits West Province. We will start in Spokane, Washington, with stops in Portland, Oregon; Phoenix; San Francisco; and Seattle.

Let us spend Advent together as the Jesuits West family. Details about our liturgies follow. Please join us this Advent season as we wait in joyful hope together.

 Fr. Tom Lamanna, SJFirst Sunday of Advent, November 29 at 11:00 am PST
St. Aloysius Parish in Spokane, Washington

Our first Advent Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Tom Lamanna, SJ, pastor of St. Aloysius Parish in Spokane, Washington, and rector of the Jesuit community at Gonzaga University. Click here to join this liturgy.

Second Sunday of Advent, December 6 at 10:00 am PST
Chapel of the Holy Trinity of La Storta, Portland, Oregon

For the second Sunday of Advent, I invite you to join me as I celebrate Mass at the chapel of my home community in Portland, Oregon. Click here to join this liturgy.

Fr. Robert Fambrini, SJThird Sunday of Advent, December 13 at 10:00 am PST/11:00 am MST
St. Francis Xavier Parish in Phoenix

Our third Advent Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Robert Fambrini, SJ, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Phoenix. Click here to join this liturgy.

Fr. Gregory Bonfiglio, SJFourth Sunday of Advent, December 20th at 10:00 am PST
St. Ignatius Parish, San Francisco

With just five days until Christmas, our fourth Sunday of Advent Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Gregory Bonfiglio, SJ, pastor of St. Ignatius Parish in San Francisco. Click here to join this liturgy.

Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th at 5:00 pm PST
St. Joseph Parish, Seattle

Our Christmas Eve Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Glen Butterworth, SJ, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Seattle. Click here to join this liturgy.

Epiphany, Sunday, January 3 at 11:30 am PST
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Sacramento

The Epiphany of the Lord Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Tom Lucas, SJ, pastor of St. Ignatius Loyola Parish in Sacramento. Click here to join this liturgy.

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