Hi there <<First Name>>,

Happy Advent and a Merry Christmas!  This will be our last e-bulletin for 2019 so I want to wish you a Merry Christmas in advance.  Please be sure to take note of the Mass schedule and Center schedule in this e-mail below.

I especially invite to attend our Christmas Eve Mass on December 24th at 5pm in our beautiful new chapel!  

2019 has been a beautiful year––we saw the dedication of the new chapel on November 6, great generosity and success on iGiveCatholic Day a couple weeks ago, and a year of growth together towards becoming the saints God has called us to be.  I am deeply grateful to God for the gift he has given me to serve as your chaplain at Tulane Catholic.  I am grateful to all of you as well for your support and prayers for this ministry.  

Looking toward 2020, I am also excited to announce our new Student Leadership Team, beginning in January:

President - Gabrielle Yoes-Favrot
Spirituality - Bailey Mirmelli (chair)
Music - Courtlin Naquin (chair), Vanessa Dike, Virginia Truxillo
Service - Evan Nagesh (chair), Helen Scholten
Social - Renee Silver (chair), Sophia Nelson
Outreach - Serin Park (chair), Paige Veal, Chris Tamburin
Liturgy - Alden Pratt (chair), Jake Breaux, Justin Specthrie

Please pray for them as they begin leadership in the new year.  Thank you to all those who served on SLT2019, and thank you to our new SLT for your 'yes' to servant leadership! 

On Christmas Day I will head to Memphis to visit my family, then make my way to Phoenix with other Tulane Catholic students for SLS2020, a conference for Catholic student leaders.

I'll be back in the new year, at the Masses on January 12th. I wish you all safe travels and happy holiday celebrations.  May the rest of your Advent be blessed, and your Christmas be joyful and restful.  I will remember each of you especially in my Masses for Christmas and the new year.  

-Fr. Thomas Schaefgen, O.P.
Chaplain & Director

December / January


Get Tickets Now for Immaculée Ilibagiza at Tulane, Jan 24
On Friday, January 24, at 7pm in Dixon Hall at Tulane University, Tulane Catholic will host our second Annual Keynote featuring Immaculée Ilibagiza, survivor of the Rwandan Genocide and author of New York Times Bestseller Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust.  Tickets on sale now, $10 general admission, free for students.  

Center Closes Thursday, Dec. 19
The center will close this Thursday after the 12:30pm Mass.  There will be no daily Mass until January 13th after this date.  The offices will be closed until Thursday, January 2nd.

Catholic Feminism Course to Return
Dr. Jennifer Miller, professor of moral theology at Notre Dame Seminary, will offer "Catholic Feminism" again this Spring 2020 for women interested.  Dr. Miller has offered this class for the past 3 years for many women.  She is currently doing research for a book on gender and sexuality––find out more at Register for the class or find out more online at  The class is open to any women––you do not need to be a Tulane student.  Class day and time to be announced soon.


The List of Lasts (End of the Semester Dates):
Last Sunday 6pm Mass, Dec 15
Last Daily Mass of the Semester, Dec 19, 12:30pm
(no Sunday Night Supper or Adoration until January 12th)

Mass Schedule Over Break:
After the last Daily Mass, Dec 19, there will only be the following Masses at Tulane Catholic (over Christmas break):
Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday, Dec 22, 10am
Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec 24, 5pm
No Christmas Day Masses
Feast of the Holy Family, Sunday, Dec 29, 10am
No January 1st Masses (Jan 1 is a Holy Day of Obligation, see Mass schedules at local churches)
Feast of the Epiphany, Sunday, Jan 5, 10am

The List of Firsts (Beginning of Semester Dates):
First Sunday Night Supper, Sunday, Jan 12, 7pm
First Sunday 6pm Mass, Sunday, Jan 12, 6pm
First Adoration, Sunday, Jan 12, 8-11pm
First Daily Mass of the Semester, Monday, Jan 13, 12:00pm
See Our Online Calendar
Sunday Mass Schedule
(Christmas Break 2019-20)
10:00am only
Adoration (Spring 2020)
Sunday-Thursday 8-11pm, in the chapel
(Cancelled during Break, Schedule resumes January 12th)
Weekday Mass Schedule
(Fall 2019)
Mon, Wed, Fri - 12:00pm
Tues, Thurs - 12:30pm
(ends December 19th, resumes January 13th)
Sunday Night Supper
(Spring 2020)
7:00pm following the 6:00pm Mass
(ends December 8th, resumes January 12th)


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