Waiting for the Coming of the Lord

Join the Mothers’ Shrine community on December 16 for a special Rorate Mass. A “Rorate Mass” is a traditional Advent devotion where Mass is celebrated before dawn, by candlelight, accompanied by Gregorian chant.

We will gather in the Chapel at 6:15 am by candlelight.

Fr. John Schmitz will offer the Votive Mass of Our Lady during Advent in English, and Nicholas Liese and schola from St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson City will be providing the chant and musical accompaniment.

As we celebrate the Mass with low candlelight, waiting for the sunrise, we are reminded of our own waiting for the coming of the Lord.