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D01-nativityThe Sisters of Providence have planned their Christmas services for Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25. The Christmas Vigil and Christmas Day Liturgy will both be in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Both are open to people of all faith traditions.

The Christmas Vigil will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 24. Sisters of Providence and the wider community will gather for a reflective prayer service that includes scripture readings, prayer, instrumental carols, singing of carols and candle lighting. Eucharistic Liturgy will be at 11:30 a.m. that day.

Christmas Day will be celebrated with Eucharistic Liturgy at 11 a.m. on December 25. A prelude of instrumental carols and singing will begin at 10:45 a.m.

On Sunday, Dec. 30, the Congregation will celebrate the Feast of the Holy Family with Eucharistic Liturgy at 11 a.m. On New Year’s Day, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, Eucharist Liturgy will be at 11 a.m. Both gatherings are open to people of all faith traditions.

The Eucharistic Liturgy for the Epiphany of the Lord will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6.

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About the Sisters of Providence

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 350 women religious, exist to further God’s loving plans by devoting themselves to serving others through works of love, mercy and justice. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries may be found at www.SistersofProvidence.org. Note to media: The Congregation of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College have separate incorporations in Indiana, and they have separate operating functions. The Sisters of Providence own property at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., that is separate from property owned by Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods sponsor Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, located at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind. We request that you honor those distinctions in your reporting. If you have any questions, you may contact Jason Moon, media relations manager, at 812-535-2810 or e-mail jmoon@spsmw.org.

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