The Catholic University of America

Nov. 21, 2013 

Events to Usher In Christmas Season


Catholic University will celebrate the Christmas season with events that take place over the course of the next month. Unless noted, events will occur on campus.

Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner
On Thursday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities, along with the Center for Global Education and Campus Ministry, will host a potluck in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Donations will be accepted for the Philippine Red Cross to help with relief efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. For more information, visit

Thanksgiving with Father Jude
On Thursday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m., Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv., University chaplain and director of campus ministry, will host a free meal for students on campus for Thanksgiving. Dinner will be served in the Curley Hall Dining Room. Registration is required by Tuesday, Nov. 26. For more information or to register, visit

Colleges Against Cancer Christmas Concert
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., Colleges Against Cancer will present its annual Christmas concert in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room.

CUA Wind Ensemble Concert
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m., the ensemble will perform in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. John Mitchell, conductor. For more information, visit

CUA Nite Live Christmas Party
On Thursday, Dec. 5, at 8 p.m., Program Board and the Office of Campus Activities will host a holiday party in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. For more information, email or call 202-319-6003.

“Light the Season” Tree Lighting Ceremony and Greccio
5 p.m., the Office of the President, Campus Ministry, and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music present the University Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, with greccio (live Nativity) and caroling. Pryzbyla Center, Atrium. For more information, email

Annual Christmas Concert for Charity
On Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., the 24th annual Christmas Concert for Charity will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church. The first portion of the concert features the Choir of the Basilica, conducted by Peter Latona, director of music; performing in the second half are The Catholic University of America Chamber Choir, University Singers, University Chorus, and the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor and director of choral studies and the Institute of Sacred Music.

This year, a freewill offering will be taken for Bethlehem House, which provides Christian residential communities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Brookland neighborhood of northeast Washington, D.C., and in Riverdale, Md. For more information, visit

CUA Women’s Christmas Choral Concert
On Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m., the chorus will perform its annual concert in St. Vincent De Paul Chapel. Kevin O’Brien, conductor. For more information, visit




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