Celebrate the Christmas season with Marquette University

Nov. 28, 2022

MILWAUKEE — The Advent season began Sunday, Nov. 27, marking the beginning of the new liturgical year for most Christians. Below are events that celebrate this joyous season of anticipation and reflection to help you on your Advent journey.

Friday, Dec. 2 

First Friday Mass — 8:30 a.m. | St. Joan of Arc Chapel, 1421 W. Wisconsin Ave.  

Choral Christmas Concert, Marquette Chorus and Chamber Choir — 7 p.m. | Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.  

Sunday, Dec. 4 

Holiday Concert featuring performances by the Marquette Jazz Bands, Marquette Chorus, Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble — 2 p.m. | Varsity Theatre, 1326 W. Wisconsin Ave.  

Mass — 6 p.m. | Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Two students will be receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. Following Mass, Campus Ministry is hosting “Catholicism Café: Confirmation reception” in the Brownlee International Atrium of David A. Straz, Jr. Hall (College of Business Administration) to welcome the students and celebrate their reception of the sacrament. Hors d’oeuvres will be served; all are welcome.  

Christmas Concert, Gospel Choir — 7 p.m. | Alumni Memorial Union ballroom, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. 

Tuesday, Dec. 6 

Tree lighting and caroling — 5 p.m. | St. Joan of Arc Chapel courtyard, 1421 W. Wisconsin Ave. 

Carols will be sung and played by the Marquette band and choir, followed by remarks from President Michael R. Lovell and the blessing of the tree. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served, and the first 250 students attending will receive a free thermal mug.  


About Melissa Barclay

Melissa Barclay

Melissa is the senior communication specialist in the Office of University Relations. Contact Melissa at (414) 288-6712 or melissa.barclay@marquette.edu.