2020 Festival of Lessons and Carols

The 2020 Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols premieres Sunday, December 6, at 3:00 PM for viewing on the Festival of Lessons and Carols webpage.

Please join us for a virtual Christmas celebration filmed at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle and the Fordham University Church.

Featuring:

The Fordham University Choir

The Fordham University Schola Cantorum

Robert A. Minotti, Conductor

Kenneth Farnum, Pianist

Anthony Rispo, Organist

The virtual program will also feature a performance from Maya Addie, FCLC ’21, of the Ailey/Fordham B.F.A. Dance Program.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s performance will be presented virtually only. The video will become available on the Lessons and Carols webpage at 3:00 PM and can be viewed at any point following the premiere. Don’t miss this annual tradition of joyous music, dance, and reflection!

Festival of Lessons & Carols

Please visit the Lessons & Carols webpage

Performances:

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 8 p.m.

Church of St. Paul the Apostle
West 60th Street and Columbus Avenue
Adjacent to Fordham University at Lincoln Center

Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

University Church
Rose Hill Campus

Please note: This is not a ticketed event

Gaudete Sunday

A hallmark of the Fordham Advent season is our annual Gaudete Sunday celebration. Gaudete means “rejoice” in Latin, and our Gaudete Sunday Mass and Tree Lighting is the perfect time to rejoice before settling into finals period.

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Gaudete Sunday at Rose Hill will begin at 7:00 pm and include Mass celebrated by Fr. McShane at the University Church, a tree and menorah lighting, and a reception with snacks in Bepler Commons. If you’re at the Lincoln Center Campus, head over to Blessed Rupert Mayer, SJ, Chapel at 7:00 pm for Mass!

Faith and Film: Posada

Are you interested in the immigration crisis? Causes for children? Come watch the moving documentary Posada which tells the stories of unaccompanied immigrant children from Mexico. Learn about their journeys, and the traditional Mexican Advent processions “Las Posadas”. Join us on Wednesday, December 7th at 6 pm in the Ignatius Room to watch and discuss. 

Advent is the perfect time to reflect on our journeys: in faith, in love, and in life. By reflecting on the journeys of immigrants and refugees, we open our hearts to the spirit of the season.

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Kerygma Koffee with Dean Maura Mast: Faith in Reason

Learn about Faith in Reason with FCRH Dean Maura Mast!

The last time you sat down one on one with your dean was probably during class registration. At Kerygma Koffee on Tuesday, November 29th join Dean Maura Mast to discuss Faith in Reason. Dean Mast is a mathematician by education, and serves as the Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill. There will be no shortage of good discussion, good times, and – of course – good coffee! Hope to see you there!

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Festival of Lessons and Carols 2016!

An annual tradition! Join the University Choir, Women’s Choir, and the Bronx Arts Ensemble for an afternoon of joyous music and reflection. General admission, no tickets required. Be sure to arrive early as seats always fill up quickly! Don’t miss one of the most popular events of the season!

  • Dec. 3rd – Church of St. Paul the Apostle (LC) – 8:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 4th – University Church (RH) – 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.lessons-and-carols