St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church - Naperville, IL

The Season of Advent 2021

A few upcoming Advent events are listed below. For a complete listing and more details, check out the complete advent brochure here.

Advent and Christmas Prayer

Lessons & Carols

This year, we are not able to celebrate Lessons & Carols as we would normally — with a large gathering in the church, lectors, musicians, etc. Instead, we will be doing virtual prayer services released each Sunday of Advent with which our St. Thomas the Apostle community members can engage at home. See the website for more details. Begins Sunday, November 28.

Mid-day Meditation

Join in Mid-day Meditation around the Mary statue in the church to ponder with her the wonder and blessing of the incarnation. Offered at 12:00 pm on Tuesdays November 30, December 7, 14 and 21.

Advent Taizé Prayer

  • Monday, December 6 | 7:00 pm* | St. Thomas 
  • Gather in prayer with other members of this faith community to worship in a Taizé style — with scripture, song and silence.

Advent by Candlelight

  • Tuesday, December 7 | 7:00 pm | St. Thomas
  • Over the centuries, many common and beloved flowers have been identified with the Virgin Mary. Learn about them in a “Mary Garden.” RSVP for this in-person, with masks event at 630.355.8980, x118 or email REAdmin@stapostle.org no later than December 3. Please pay $10 at the door to participate.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 

  • Wednesday, December 8 | Holy Day of Obligation
  • 8:30 am Mass
  • 7:00 pm Mass*

Sacrament of Reconciliation 

  • Wednesday, December 15 | 7:00 pm | Church
  • Beginning in the Church with a communal liturgy of reconciliation, this advent offering also provides the opportunity for individual confession with parish and guest priests.

(*) denotes that liturgy will be livestreamed; Holy Communion distribution in the parking lot for Masses.